Black Mountain, North Carolina Population 2024

8,628

Black Mountain is a city located in Buncombe County North Carolina. Black Mountain has a 2024 population of 8,628. Black Mountain is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually and its population has increased by 2.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,436 in 2020.

The average household income in Black Mountain is $89,007 with a poverty rate of 6.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Black Mountain is 60.4 years, 54.7 years for males, and 62.6 years for females.

Black Mountain Demographics

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

  • White: 93.46%
  • Two or more races: 3.48%
  • Other race: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Asian: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,289.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.28% (192)
The current population of Black Mountain, North Carolina is 8,628 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,436.

Black Mountain, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,87993.46%
Two or more races2933.48%
Other race1271.51%
Black or African American1061.26%
Native American180.21%
Asian70.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black Mountain Population by Race

Black Mountain Population Pyramid 2024

Black Mountain Median Age

60.4

Total

54.7

Male

62.6

Female

Black Mountain Adults

There are 7,321 adults, (3,310 of whom are seniors) in Black Mountain.

Black Mountain Age Dependency

110.2

Age Dependency Ratio

82.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Black Mountain Sex Ratio

Female4,90958.23%
Male3,52141.77%

Black Mountain Population by Age

Black Mountain Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8672.1163.236.8
Married1,9362.6185.414.6
Non Family1,7231.3738.961.1
Female1683.1168.531.5
Male406.3312.587.5
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2.65

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Black Mountain Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Black Mountain Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Black Mountain Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Black Mountain Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,849

Average Earnings

$46,612

Average Male

$41,188

Average Female

Black Mountain Earnings by Educational Attainment

Black Mountain Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Black Mountain Language

97.25% of Black Mountain residents speak only English, while 2.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

Black Mountain Language

Black Mountain Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,5324195.56%
Other1273729.13%
Multiple2933612.29%
Hispanic811012.35%
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6.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.57%

Male Poverty Rate

5.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Black Mountain

The race most likely to be in poverty in Black Mountain is Other, with 29.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Black Mountain is White, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.85%.

Black Mountain Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.29%
High School11.99%
Some College11.48%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%
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Black Mountain Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Employed3.44%
Female Employed2.55%
Male Unemployed
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Black Mountain Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Black Mountain Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Black Mountain Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Black Mountain Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Black Mountain Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Black Mountain Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Black Mountain Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

577

Number of Veterans

566

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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Black Mountain Veterans by War

count

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Black Mountain Veterans by Age

count

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Black Mountain Veterans by Race

Black Mountain Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Black Mountain Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.6%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Black Mountain Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Black Mountain Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Black Mountain Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.83%

Born in Black Mountain

97.28%

Native Born

2.72%

Foreign Born

1.32%

Non Citizen

1.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.28% of Black Mountain residents were born in the United States, with 46.83% having been born in North Carolina. 1.32% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,943630.71%
20288,880630.71%
20278,817630.72%
20268,754630.72%
20258,691630.73%
20248,628630.74%
20238,565630.74%
20228,502630.75%
20218,43930.04%
20208,4362342.85%
20198,202360.44%
20188,16650.06%
20178,161-1-0.01%
20168,162320.39%
20158,130340.42%
20148,096680.85%
20138,028891.12%
20127,939740.94%
20117,865100.13%
20107,8553444.58%
20007,5112,09338.63%
19905,4181,33532.7%
19804,08387927.43%
19703,204
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Black Mountain Population by Year