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Overview

Introduction to Black Mountain, North Carolina

Black Mountain, North Carolina, in Buncombe county, is 13 miles E of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center) and 87 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is part of the Asheville metropolitan area.

Black Mountain History

The community of Black Mountain derived its name from the Black Mountain Range in the Southern Appalachians. It is located in Buncombe County, which was founded in 1791. The county, which was originally part of Rutherford and Burke County, was named in honor of Edward Buncombe, a colonel in the Revolutionary War.

Black Mountain and Nearby Attractions

  • Valley Museum
  • Black Mountain Center for the Arts
  • Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
  • Lake Tomahawk Park
  • Colburn Earth Science Museum
  • Mount Mitchell State Park

Things To Do In Black Mountain

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts showcases the work of various artists. The Mount Mitchell State Park offers facilities for hiking, camping, and horseback riding. Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace, and the Biltmore Estate are historical sites located near the town. Estes - Inn Antique Automobile Museum, and the Asheville Art Museum display artifacts of historical importance. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Black Mountain Golf Course. The community also organizes the Sourwood Festival and the Lake Eden Arts Festival every year.

Black Mountain Transportation

Greenville - Spartanburg International Airport is the closest major airport.

Black Mountain Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, Spartanburg Technical College, and University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,168
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens25.8%
Employed Population 16+3,606
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.8%
Median Earnings25+$26,107
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,347

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,889
% Above Poverty Level87.9%
% Below Poverty Level12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home10.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone40.8%
Median Gross Rent$733
Median House Value$205,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.7%
German20%
English18.4%
Irish15.1%
Scottish6.1%
Italian4.6%
Polish4.4%
French Except Basque2.9%
Welsh1.3%
African1%
Swedish0.7%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Czech0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Black Mountain Almanac

CategoryValue
County Buncombe County
Standard Zip Codes28711
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.61
Approximate Longitude-82.33

Black Mountain Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBLACK MOUNTAIN 2 W
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 66 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.4 inches
StationSWANNANOA 2 SSE
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp60 to 75 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches
StationMOUNT MITCHELL
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 51 F
Jul Temp53 to 68 F
Oct Temp38 to 56 F
Annual Precip74.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Asheville87,531$61,870
Biltmore Forest1,516$177,750
Chimney Rock98$31,875
Montreat521$91,250
Old Fort1,136$28,750
Weaverville3,886$55,559

Black Mountain Public Schools

Black Mountain Elementary
100 Flat Creek Road
ZIP: 28711
(828) 669-5217
Middle
Total Enrollment 213
Black Mountain Primary
301 East State Street
ZIP: 28711
(828) 669-2645
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Owen High
99 Lake Eden Road
ZIP: 28711
(828) 686-3852
High
Total Enrollment 779

Black Mountain Private Schools

The Learning Community School
375 Lake Eden Rd
ZIP: 28711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 71
Stone Mountain School
126 Camp Elliott Rd
ZIP: 28711
Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
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