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Population in 2012: 2,036 (83% urban, 17% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.4%
 

Males: 913  (44.9%)
Females: 1,123  (55.1%)

Median resident age:  22.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28754.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,985 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Mars Hill:

$38,985
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,381

Mars Hill town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $168,081 (it was $104,700 in 2000)
Mars Hill:

$168,081
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $179,003; Detached houses: $198,739; Townhouses or other attached units: $212,812; In 2-unit structures: $163,478; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,017; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $147,034; Mobile homes: $57,793

Median gross rent in 2012: $556.

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  • White alone - 1,580 (84.5%)
  • Black alone - 163 (8.7%)
  • Hispanic - 64 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 32 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 18 (1.0%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mars Hill: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: United States (14.8%), English (12.0%), German (10.5%), Irish (8.8%), Scotch-Irish (7.1%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2325 feet

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 1,052 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Mars Hill:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mars Hill town:

  • Never married: 53.4%
  • Now married: 23.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

50 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This town:  2.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Mars Hill, North Carolina as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Mars Hill to the number of sex offenders is 255 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,186 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,350 (0.8%)

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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

Mars Hill household income distribution Mars Hill home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Mars Hill by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 002001032
per 100,000 0.00.0114.50.00.054.90.0158.5105.8
Robberies 000002011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0109.80.052.852.9
Assaults 101238018
per 100,000 55.70.057.2113.4160.3439.30.052.8423.1
Burglaries 6920141615101617
per 100,000 334.4507.61144.8793.7855.2823.7565.0845.2899.0
Thefts 122129431721293442
per 100,000 668.91184.41660.02437.6908.61153.21638.41796.12221.0
Auto thefts 043111022
per 100,000 0.0225.6171.756.753.454.90.0105.7105.8
Arson 000000102
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.056.50.0105.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.4) 63.5104.5272.5186.6137.2282.5108.8302.9357.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +127 (+7.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Mars Hill-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 29% 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 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from Mars Hill center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from Mars Hill center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 14.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mars Hill topographic map

Birthplace of: Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Fiddler.


Hospitals/medical centers in Mars Hill:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Mars Hill, NC

Airports located in Mars Hill:

College/University in Mars Hill:

  • Mars Hill College (Full-time enrollment: 1,147; Location: 100 Athletic St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mhc.edu)

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

  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 15 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,135)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 18 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)
  • Tusculum College (about 27 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 35 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 47 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • Walters State Community College (about 48 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Western Carolina University (about 51 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 6,852)

Private high school in Mars Hill:

  • HARBOR OAKS BOARDING SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 41 BEAUTY SPOT COVE RD; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mars Hill:

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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).

 
Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.3. This is about average.
City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 15.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.65
U.S.:

9.59

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

LOCUST GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-31-2000), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
MADISON ECONO MART (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LEDFORD ENTERPRISES (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-04-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NATIONAL HARVEST FOOD (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
GABRIELS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PARKER FARM SUPPLY (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
IVY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-03-2000), St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2000), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2000)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
METRO TIRE & AUTO SERVICE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • LITTLE IVY MISSIONARY BAPTIST (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.5%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.2% for Black residents, 87.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mars Hill, NC

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

Mars Hill compared to North Carolina state average:

Mars Hill, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mars Hill, North Carolina:

  • Baird House, LTD Bed And Breakfast Inn, 41 S Main St, Mars Hill, NC 28754 , Phone: (828) 689-5722
  • Comfort Inn, 167 J F Robinson Ln, Mars Hill, NC 28754 , Phone: (828) 689-9000, Fax: (828) 689-2366
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mars Hill, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mars Hill travel time to work - commute


Mars Hill mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.63%
Here53.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)National Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents79.0%4.5%2.6%2.5%2.4%
Congregations61.4%12.0%1.2%8.4%2.4%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Salvation ArmyOther
Adherents2.2%2.2%1.8%1.5%1.2%
Congregations1.2%2.4%4.8%1.2%4.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Madison County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

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

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

26.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,179$31,0740$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,054$48,6480$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$12,737$30,5690$0
Firefighters 1$2,482$29,7840$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,863$35,1780$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,382$28,5841$925
Sewerage 1$1,807$21,6840$0
Water Supply 5$14,956$35,8940$0
Totals for Government 18$49,460$32,9731$925

Mars Hill government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $265,000 ($130.16)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $282,000 ($138.51)
    Regular Highways: $251,000 ($123.28)
    Central Staff Services: $201,000 ($98.72)
    Police Protection: $188,000 ($92.34)
    Water Utilities: $121,000 ($59.43)
    Fire Protection: $87,000 ($42.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($28.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($15.72)
    Libraries: $19,000 ($9.33)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($3.44)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($3.44)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($6.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($12.77)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($12.28)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($6.88)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($2.95)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($0.98)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $368,000 ($180.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($19.65)

Mars Hill government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $438,000 ($215.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000 ($7.86)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($1.47)
    All Other: $3,000 ($1.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000 ($3.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $199,000 ($97.74)
    All Other: $25,000 ($12.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,092,000 ($1027.50)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($22.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $188,000 ($92.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $250,000 ($122.79)
    General Support: $64,000 ($31.43)
    Highways: $62,000 ($30.45)
  • Tax - Property: $425,000 ($208.74)
    NEC: $2,000 ($0.98)

Mars Hill government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $661,000 ($324.66)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $212,000 ($104.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $654,000 ($321.22)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $149,000 ($73.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $63,000 ($30.94)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($3.44)

Mars Hill government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,906,000 ($1427.31)

7.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,147 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Buncombe County, NC  3.08% ($27,719 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.18% ($24,500)
from Henderson County, NC  0.17% ($19,000)


6.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Buncombe County, NC  3.04% ($26,653 average AGI)
to Yancey County, NC  0.27% ($31,944)
to Greene County, TN  0.18% ($24,083)

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


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 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, 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: 07/11/2007, Expiration Date: 07/11/2017, 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: 12/06/2007, Expiration Date: 12/06/2017, Certifier: Martin Lashua
    Registrant: Kantrol, Inc., Kannapolis, NC 28082, Phone: (704) 933-1635, Fax: (704) 933-1538, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • MARS HILL(NC), End Of Duck Drive (Lat: 35.820944 Lon: -82.552083), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WMG765
    Assigned Frequencies: 10805.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 10562.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • LITTLE CREEK, 2532 Bear Branch Road (Lat: 35.886861 Lon: -82.557111), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQEB466
    Assigned Frequencies: 11295.0 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/20/2005, Expiration Date: 12/20/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • HP-1028, Big Knob, Atop Big Knob On Sugar Grove Road, 4.2 Miles North Of (Lat: 35.887167 Lon: -82.556806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQFH353
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2006, Expiration Date: 07/14/2016, Certifier: Harold Meacombs
    Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 662-4440, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • MARS HILL, Lat: 35.876500 Lon: -82.537889, Call Sign: WQIP488
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.381 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2008, Expiration Date: 04/04/2018, Certifier: Robert M Sams
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403
  • BUCKNER_USF, 1395 Windy Gap (Lat: 35.907278 Lon: -82.486528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQKH334
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz, 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/19/2009, Expiration Date: 05/19/2019, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • RVNCOVE, Intersection Of Laurel Valley Road & Hwy 23 (Lat: 35.895889 Lon: -82.538806), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQNH905
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2021, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • STCKSVL, 2499 Laurel Valley Rd (Lat: 35.742194 Lon: -82.555194), Type: Pole, Structure height: 57 m, Call Sign: WQNH906
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2021, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1520R , Serial Number: AA5B-0020, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 01/28/1975
    Registrant (Individual): James E Wachob, 203 Lucas Ln, Mars Hill, NC 28754
  • 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 , Serial Number: 18518, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 09/09/1955
    Registrant (Individual): James L Huff, 335 Alf Huff Ln, Mars Hill, NC 28754
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 45760 , Serial Number: 2287, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/03/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Eddie B Foxx, Rt 2 Box 275a Fox Creek Rd, Mars Hill, NC 28754, Other Owners: Patsy K Foxx



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
Businesses in Mars Hill, NC
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Subway1
Comfort Inn1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
RadioShack1Waffle House1

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