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People

Total Population 2,410
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,047
Age of the Population 23

Families

% of people married 27.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,579
% Above Poverty Level 77.5%
% Below Poverty Level 22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 16.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $614
Median House Value $187,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 9.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mars Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles N of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Madison
Metro Area Asheville
Standard Zip Codes 28754
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.826
Longitude -82.549

Mars Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MARSHALL
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 46 F
Apr Temp 36 to 67 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Station ASHEVILLE
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Station MOUNT MITCHELL
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 68 F
Oct Temp 38 to 56 F
Annual Precip 74.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Asheville 86,789 $59,538
Burnsville 1,653 $36,071
Hot Springs 573 $0
Marshall 764 $43,250
Montreat 677 $66,974
Weaverville 3,834 $56,406

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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