Blowing Rock, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blowing Rock, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Blowing Rock had a population of 1,337 as of July 1, 2017. Blowing Rock ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blowing Rock is located at latitude 36.1293 and longitude -81.6705 in Watauga County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blowing Rock (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Watauga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,573 feet.

The Town of Blowing Rock (GNIS ID: 2405281) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Blowing Rock is located within Township of Blowing Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Watauga County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blowing Rock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Blowing Rock, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,337
Daytime Population: Workers 3,882
Daytime Population: Residents 716
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,598
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.44
Population in Households 1,297
Population in Familes 951
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 446
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $43,255
Average Household Income $68,598
Per Capita Income $33,512


Total Housing Units 2,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (18.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 240 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,593 (70.5%)
Median Home Value $338,889
Average Home Value $396,320


Total Households 668
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.03% 0.84%
Households 0.99% 0.82%
Families 1.17% 0.77%
Median Household Income   4.04%
Per Capita Income   4.69%

Blowing Rock, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blowing Rock to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 386 48th
Population Density # 475 36th
Diversity Index # 713 4th
Median Household Income # 324 56th
Per Capita Income # 87 88th

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