Black Mountain, North Carolina Population 2021

8,204
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Black Mountain is a city located in Buncombe County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,204, it is the 104th largest city in North Carolina and the 3559th largest city in the United States . Black Mountain is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 4.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,848 in 2010. Black Mountain reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Black Mountain has a population density of 1,226 people per square mile.

The average household income in Black Mountain is $62,702 with a poverty rate of 5.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $791 per month, and the median house value is $226,700. The median age in Black Mountain is 54 years, 50.8 years for males, and 56.4 years for females.

Black Mountain Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Black Mountainwas:

  • White: 89.53%
  • Black or African American: 6.90%
  • Two or more races: 1.30%
  • Asian: 1.09%
  • Native American: 0.74%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Black Mountain, North Carolina is 8,204 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,162.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,848.

Black Mountain, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,29189.53%
Black or African American5626.90%
Two or More Races1061.30%
Asian891.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native600.74%
Some Other Race360.44%
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Black Mountain Population by Race

Black Mountain Population Pyramid $2021

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Black Mountain Median Age

54


Total

50.8


Male

56.4


Female

Black Mountain Adults

There are 7,039 adults, (2,409 of whom are seniors) in Black Mountain.

Black Mountain Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

52

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Black Mountain Sex Ratio

Female

4,588

56.34%

Male

3,556

43.66%

Black Mountain Population by Age

Black Mountain Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Black Mountain Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Female54.2%45.8%
Male62.5%37.5%
All63.9%36.1%
Married77.2%22.8%

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Black Mountain Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9132.0363.9
Married1,7692.777.2
Non Family1,6581.152.2
Female3822.5754.2
Male1043.2962.5

2.65

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

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Black Mountain Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2593.87%
9th to 12th Grade1592.37%
High School Graduate1,63924.47%
Some College83512.47%
Associates Degree4907.32%
Bachelors Degree1,94128.98%
Graduate Degree1,37520.53%
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Black Mountain Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Black Mountain Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,0065,6743,081
Black440397101
Asian797253
Hispanic646431
2+ Races595919
Other Race36
Native American313131

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Black Mountain Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,531$34,418$32,401
Less Than 9th Grade$$31,681$
High School Graduate$28,879$32,967$16,806
Some College$32,246$40,156$26,933
Bachelors Degree$37,302$$37,813
Graduate Degree$44,554$$41,369

$33,531

Average Earnings

$34,418

Average Male

$32,401

Average Female

Black Mountain Earnings by Educational Attainment

Black Mountain Language by Age

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Black Mountain Language

96.44% of Black Mountain residents speak only English, while 3.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Black Mountain Language

Black Mountain Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,0193084.39%
Black54412522.98%
Other3636100.00%

5.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.30%

Male Poverty Rate

4.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Black Mountain

The race most likely to be in poverty in Black Mountain is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Black Mountain is White, with 4.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.96%.

Black Mountain Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School14.79%
Less Than 9th Grade10.20%
Some College3.65%
Bachelors or Greater2.82%

Black Mountain Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed28.03%
Female Unemployed24.72%
Male Employed3.68%
Female Employed0.82%

Black Mountain Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Black Mountain Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,373$62,702
Families$71,193$79,839
Married Families$79,129-
Non Families$25,994$38,029
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Income by Household Type

Black Mountain Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Black Mountain Married by Age and Sex

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Black Mountain Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Black Mountain Marital Status by Race

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Black Mountain Marital Status

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611

Number of Veterans

602

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam277
First Gulf War78
Korea51
World War II42
Second Gulf War

Black Mountain Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+228
55 to 64182
65 to 74121
35 to 5480
18 to 34

Black Mountain Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4366.98%
Black17531.14%

Black Mountain Veterans by Race

Black Mountain Veterans by Education

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16.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Black Mountain Veterans by Education

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54.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Black Mountain Employment by Age

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Black Mountain Employment by Race

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Black Mountain Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.56%

Born in Black Mountain

97.04%

Native Born

2.96%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

1.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.04% of Black Mountain residents were born in the United States, with 47.56% having been born in North Carolina. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Black Mountain Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,204210.26%
20208,183210.26%
20198,162210.26%
20188,141-4-0.05%
20178,145-2-0.02%
20168,147300.37%
20158,117320.40%
20148,085680.85%
20138,017871.10%
20127,930740.94%
20117,85660.08%
20107,8503390.44%
20007,5112,0933.32%
19905,4181,3352.87%
19804,0838792.45%
19703,2040.00%

Black Mountain Population by Year