Chimney Rock, North Carolina

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Chimney Rock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SE of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Rutherford
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28720
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.439
Longitude -82.246

Chimney Rock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 75 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
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Chimney Rock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 175 100%
Male 95 54.3%
Female 80 45.7%
Under 18 38 21.7%
18+ 137 78.3%
65+ 28 16%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.8
White 166 94.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.6%
Other 4 2.3%
Mixed Race 4 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 4%

Estimated Chimney Rock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 175
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

Chimney Rock Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 18.4%
Finnish 13.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
German 10.5%
US/American 10.5%
Scottish 8.8%
Scotch-Irish 6.1%
Irish 5.3%
Norwegian 4.4%
Portuguese 3.5%
Scandinavian 2.6%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Italian 1.8%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chimney Rock 175 $29,583
Black Mountain 7,511 $43,373
Columbus 992 $38,542
Fletcher 4,185 $51,688
Lake Lure 1,027 $45,833
Montreat 630 $60,625
Old Fort 963 $28,854
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