Mars Hill, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 1,939 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 
Males: 1,091  (56.3%)
Females: 848  (43.7%)
Median resident age:

24.9 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28754.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,286 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Mars Hill:

$49,286
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,304 (it was $13,366 in 2000)

Mars Hill town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $231,616 (it was $104,700 in 2000)
Mars Hill:

$231,616
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $269,001; detached houses: $316,963; townhouses or other attached units: $140,607; in 2-unit structures: $222,431; mobile homes: $97,333; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $13,740

Median gross rent in 2019: $789.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mars Hill: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.7%
(25.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.9% for other race residents, 81.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mars Hill, NC (2019)
    • 2,12582.0%White alone
    • 2258.7%Black alone
    • 1796.9%Hispanic
    • 220.8%Asian alone
    • 190.7%Two or more races
    • 80.3%American Indian alone

Races in Mars Hill detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Mars Hill, North Carolina as of May 22, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mars Hill is 157 to 1.


Crime rates in Mars Hill by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(158.5)
2
(105.8)
1
(48.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(109.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.8)
1
(52.9)
2
(97.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(160.3)
8
(439.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.8)
8
(423.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(87.0)
2
(89.3)
2
(92.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(855.2)
15
(823.7)
10
(565.0)
16
(845.2)
17
(899.0)
20
(970.4)
15
(683.7)
8
(347.8)
2
(89.3)
2
(92.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(908.6)
21
(1,153)
29
(1,638)
34
(1,796)
42
(2,221)
35
(1,698)
16
(729.3)
24
(1,043)
8
(357.3)
10
(463.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(53.4)
1
(54.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(105.7)
2
(105.8)
5
(242.6)
1
(45.6)
2
(87.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(92.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(105.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index132.5272.9105.1292.7345.3223.280.7103.538.451.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Mars Hill, NC

Crime rate in Mars Hill detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: English (11.9%), American (11.2%), Irish (9.6%), German (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (7.9%), European (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2325 feet

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 1,002 people per square mile   (low).

Mars Hill, North Carolina map

121 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.4% North America, 0.8% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This town:

4.7%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,494 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,391 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (17.2 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (105.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (496.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Marshall, NC (2.7 miles ),
Weaverville, NC (3.0 miles ),
Woodfin, NC (3.7 miles ),
Burnsville, NC (3.9 miles ),
Flag Pond, TN (4.0 miles ),
Hot Springs, NC (4.1 miles ),
Asheville, NC (4.1 miles ),
Swannanoa, NC (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 35.83 N, Longitude: 82.55 W

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Mars Hill, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mars Hill, NC in 2019

Mars Hill satellite photo by USGS

Mars Hill tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +127 (+7.8%).
Most common industries in Mars Hill, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.3%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (16.8%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Mars Hill, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.5%)

Average climate in Mars Hill, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mars Hill, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 37.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Mars Hill-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Mars Hill town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 57.3 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mars Hill-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from Mars Hill center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 292.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 181.5 miles away from Mars Hill center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from Mars Hill center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 135.4 miles away from Mars Hill center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 197.2 miles away from Mars Hill center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mars Hill topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mars Hill:

  • BLUE RIDGE HOMES-MADISON (BLUE RIDGE HOMES DRIVE #50)
  • MADISON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (345 MANOR RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Mars Hill:

  • ELDERBERRY HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARSHALL, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER H AND REHAB WEAVERV (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WEAVERVILLE, NC)
  • WEAVERVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WEAVERVILLE, NC)
  • NEW STOCK ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • EMERALD RIDGE REHAB AND CARE C (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - ASHEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)

Airports located in Mars Hill:

College/University in Mars Hill:

  • Mars Hill University (Full-time enrollment: 1,350; Location: 100 Athletic St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mhu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mars Hill:

  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 15 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,312)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 18 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • Tusculum College (about 27 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 35 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 47 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Walters State Community College (about 49 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 49 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

Public high school in Mars Hill:

Private high schools in Mars Hill:

  • LITTLE IVY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 39, Location: 1053 CROSSROADS PKWY, Grades: PK-11)
  • WOLF CREEK ACADEMY (Students: 32, Location: 41 BEAUTY SPOT COVE RD, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Mars Hill:

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Points of interest:

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Cemetery: George Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Banjo Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Mars Hill (167 Jf Robinson Lane), Comfort Inn (167 J.F. Robinson Lane), Comfort Inn-Mars Hill (167 Jf Robinson Lane).

Birthplace of: Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Fiddler.

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mars Hill and their reported violations in the past:

LITTLE IVY MISSIONARY BAPTIST (Address: LITTLE IVY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MARS HILL QUICK STOP (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
WOLF CREEK MARKET & RESTAURANT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-18-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
UPPER LAUREL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
STOCKTON FARM COUNTRY STORE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
WOLF`S CORNER PLAZA (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
GABRIELS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Address: GATBRIELS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
ST ANDREW THE APOSTLE CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mars Hill that have no violations reported:

  • IVY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCENIC WOLF LAUREL POOL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.0%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
694 people in college/university student housing in 2010
24 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
630 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Banks with branches in Mars Hill (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mars Hill at 31 Cascade Street, branch established on 1943/02/22. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Asheville Savings Bank, S.S.B.: Mars Hill Branch at 105 North Main Street, branch established on 1936/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $785.8 mil, Deposits: $625.3 mil, headquarters in Asheville, NC, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Asb Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Mars Hill:

Marital status in Mars Hill, NC
  • Never married: 58.1%
  • Now married: 26.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Mars Hill:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Mars Hill
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mars Hill, NC (based on Madison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,76573
Mainline Protestant8819
Catholic2741
Other2-
None7,847-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Here:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Madison County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

9.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

26.5%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Madison County:

16.2%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.3%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

55.3%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Mars Hill:

27.8
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.2%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.3%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Mars Hill:

62.6%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.8%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mars Hill, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 5$15,420$37,0080$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$14,138$42,4141$1,218
Other Government Administration 3$1,912$7,6481$550
Water Supply 3$11,222$44,8881$775
Solid Waste Management 1$2,748$32,9762$3,005
Sewerage 1$3,432$41,1840$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,841$34,0920$0
Totals for Government 18$51,713$34,4755$5,548

Mars Hill government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $659,000 ($339.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $381,000 ($196.49)
    Police Protection: $310,000 ($159.88)
    Regular Highways: $263,000 ($135.64)
    Financial Administration: $197,000 ($101.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $94,000 ($48.48)
    Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($28.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000 ($25.27)
    General Public Buildings: $24,000 ($12.38)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($9.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $335,000 ($172.77)
    Water Utilities: $25,000 ($12.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($15.47)

Mars Hill government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($14.96)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($2.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($5.16)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($4.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $24,000 ($12.38)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.55)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($1.03)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $964,000 ($497.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $155,000 ($79.94)
    Highways: $60,000 ($30.94)
  • Tax - Property: $1,117,000 ($576.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $528,000 ($272.31)
    Other License: $10,000 ($5.16)

Mars Hill government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $473,000 ($243.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $399,000 ($205.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,000 ($38.16)

6.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Buncombe County, NC  3.31% ($39,788 average AGI)
Businesses in Mars Hill, NC
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Subway1
Comfort Inn1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
RadioShack1Waffle House1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mars Hill:

  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WHBK (1460 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WKYK (940 AM; 5 kW; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MARK MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WEMB (1420 AM; 5 kW; ERWIN, TN; Owner: W E M B, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mars Hill:

  • WVMH-FM (90.5 FM; MARS HILL, NC; Owner: MARS HILL COLLEGE)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Mars Hill:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W02AH (Channel 2; MARS HILL, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WEMT (Channel 39; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: WEMT LICENSEE L.P.)

Mars Hill fatal accident list:

Mar 28, 1990 08:00 AM, 213, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 10, 1984 07:25 PM, 213, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 66Number of bridges
  • 318ft / 97.2mTotal length
  • 213,185Total average daily traffic
  • 34,193Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Mars Hill, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 81950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 181990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mars Hill, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mars Hill)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 2516 Bear Branch Rd (Lat: 35.891222 Lon: -82.588472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 25.9 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: KDF535,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.587 MHz, Grant Date: 12/07/2011, Expiration Date: 01/16/2022, Certifier: Eddie F Fox, Registrant: Asheville Communications Inc, 34 Orchard St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 251-1243, Fax: (828) 252-2293, Email:
  • Town Hall (Lat: 35.828722 Lon: -82.548750), Call Sign: KFQ904,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.100 MHz, 155.880 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2012, Expiration Date: 06/03/2022, Registrant: Asheville Communications Inc., 34 Orchard St., Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 251-1243, Fax: (828) 252-2293, Email:
  • 11120 Us Hwy 23 (Lat: 35.878583 Lon: -82.523389), Call Sign: WQEM712,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.212 MHz, 464.037 MHz, 464.237 MHz, 464.062 MHz, 464.262 MHz, 464.087 MHz, 464.287 MHz, 464.112 MHz, 464.312 MHz, 464.137 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 03/07/2006, Expiration Date: 03/07/2016, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2016, Certifier: Jeannie A Sexton, Registrant: Erc Parts, Inc., 4001 Cobb International Blvd., Kennesaw, GA 30152, Phone: (800) 241-6880, Fax: (770) 951-1875, Email:
  • Ivy Gap (Lat: 35.908333 Lon: -82.473056), Type: Mast, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQHE412,
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.500 MHz, Grant Date: 04/20/2017, Expiration Date: 07/11/2027, Certifier: Wayne Fox, Registrant: State Of North Carolina Division Of Emergency Management, 250 Berry Farm Rd, Franklin, NC 28734, Phone: (828) 524-0583, Fax: (828) 524-0583, Email:
  • Wolf Laurel Rd (Lat: 35.968111 Lon: -82.502167), Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQIA339,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.325 MHz, Grant Date: 09/26/2017, Expiration Date: 12/06/2027, Certifier: Martin Lashua, Registrant: Carolina Water Service Inc. Of Nc, Charlotte, NC 28224, Phone: (704) 319-0506, Fax: (704) 525-8174, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mars Hill)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4185V, N4185V, N-4185V, Serial Number: 18518, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 09/09/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 11/28/1980
    Registrant (Individual): James L Huff, 335 Alf Huff Ln, Mars Hill, NC 28754
  • Aircraft: HENRY L BERRIER JR ARION LIGHTNING LS-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 3300 (120 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6688S, N6688S, N-6688S, Serial Number: 131, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 01/08/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Barry Ted Richardson, Po Box 505, Mars Hill, NC 28754
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 340A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 898LM, N898LM, N-898LM, Serial Number: 340A0254, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 02/15/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 12/12/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Mlm Aviation LLC, 127 Mountain Gait Dr, Mars Hill, NC 28754
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 340A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3982G, N3982G, N-3982G, Serial Number: 340A0254, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 02/15/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 12/12/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Mlm Aviation LLC, 127 Mountain Gait Dr, Mars Hill, NC 28754

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 24. The highest number of fires - 67 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Mars Hill, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.7%), and Outside Fires (39.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mars Hill, NC
    • 16039.7%Structure Fires
    • 15739.0%Outside Fires
    • 7919.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 71.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mars Hill, NC
Most common first names in Mars Hill, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5074.5 years
John4975.8 years
James4372.5 years
Mary3479.6 years
Robert2978.0 years
Ralph1974.0 years
Charles1975.0 years
George1780.5 years
Roy1479.9 years
Paul1468.1 years
Most common last names in Mars Hill, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Metcalf5278.5 years
Robinson4878.9 years
Rice4676.6 years
Ray4280.1 years
English4175.7 years
Buckner4079.1 years
Chandler3575.6 years
Edwards3477.4 years
Anderson3381.7 years
Ponder3380.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mars Hill, NC
  • 39.6%Electricity
  • 28.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.2%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mars Hill, NC
  • 61.3%Electricity
  • 19.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.9%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used


Mars Hill compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Mars Hill on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #12 (28754) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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