Hot Springs, North Carolina

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Hot Springs, North Carolina

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High Points

Hot Springs strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hot Springs Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hot Springs Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Hot Springs Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Hot Springs, North Carolina

Comparing Hot Springs to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 3 1
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 4
Median Family Income 2 2
People Above Poverty 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 6 4

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Hot Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Madison
Metro Area Asheville
Standard Zip Codes 28743
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.892
Longitude -82.829

Hot Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 46 F
Apr Temp 36 to 69 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
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Hot Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 645 100%
Male 312 48.4%
Female 333 51.6%
Under 18 138 21.4%
18+ 507 78.6%
65+ 116 18%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.77
White 635 98.4%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Hot Springs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 642
Growth -3
Growth % -0.5%

Hot Springs 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
US/American 38.5%
German 15.7%
Irish 15.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
Russian 5.1%
English 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
Dutch 3.1%
Slovak 2%
Scottish 1.4%
Hungarian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Norwegian 0.6%
British 0.6%
Italian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hot Springs, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bluff (28743)
Joe (28743)
Luck (28743)
Paint Rock (28743)
Spring Creek (28743)
Trust (28743)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hot Springs 645 $30,882
Canton 4,029 $38,191
Mars Hill 1,764 $45,000
Marshall 840 $36,250
Weaverville 2,416 $52,731
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Historic Hot Springs


Mountain Park Hotel 1902 (est.)

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Mountain Park Hotel 1902 (est.)

Mountain Park Hotel 1902 (est.)

Across the French Broad near Hot Springs 1902 (est.)

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