Black Mountain, NC Demographics


Population (year 2000): 7,511. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,650 (+1.9% change)
Males: 3,409 (45.4%), Females: 4,102 (54.6%)

Buncombe County

Zip code: 28711

Median resident age: 43.8 years
Median household income: $35,541 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,800 (year 2000)

Races in Black Mountain:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.4%)
  • Black (6.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: English (16.7%), German (13.3%), United States (12.4%), Irish (11.5%), Scotch-Irish (7.9%), Scottish (3.7%).

Elevation: 2400 feet

Land area: 6.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Black Mountain

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 29.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Black Mountain town

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

2.5% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +212 (+2.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Black Mountain:

  • JULIAN F KEITH ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE TX (301 TABERNACLE ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Black Mountain:

  • THOMS REHABILITATION HOSP (about 15 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • MEMORIAL MISSION HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • PARK RIDGE HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; FLETCHER, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Black Mountain:

  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 20 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 52 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 59 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; ID: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Black Mountain:

  • HENDERSONVILLE (about 23 miles; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; ID: 0A7)
  • SHIFLET FIELD (about 24 miles; MARION, NC; ID: 9A9)
  • MEYERS (about 30 miles; CANDLER, NC; ID: N39)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Black Mountain:

  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 17 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 39 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 9,498)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 51 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 3,577)

Schools

Public high school in Black Mountain:

  • CHARLES D OWEN HIGH (Students: 878; Location: 99 LAKE EDEN ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Black Mountain:

  • BLACK MOUNTAIN PRIMARY (Students: 433; Location: 301 EAST STATE STREET; Grades: PK – 03)
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 239; Location: 100 FLAT CREEK ROAD; Grades: 04 – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Black Mountain:

  • STONE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 601 CAMP ELLIOTT RD.; Grades: 6 – 11; Boys only)
  • LEARNING COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: PO BOX 1143; Grades: KG – 8)