East Flat Rock, North Carolina Population 2024

5,760

East Flat Rock is a city located in Buncombe County, Henderson County, and Polk County North Carolina. East Flat Rock has a 2024 population of 5,760. East Flat Rock is currently declining at a rate of -1.49% annually and its population has decreased by -5.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,108 in 2020.

The average household income in East Flat Rock is $69,652 with a poverty rate of 11.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Flat Rock is 35.2 years, 37.2 years for males, and 35 years for females.

East Flat Rock Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Flat Rock was:

  • White: 78.38%
  • Other race: 8.91%
  • Black or African American: 6.13%
  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Two or more races: 3.17%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,368.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.7% (-348)
The current population of East Flat Rock, North Carolina is 5,760 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,108.

East Flat Rock, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,65178.38%
Other race5298.91%
Black or African American3646.13%
Asian2023.4%
Two or more races1883.17%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Flat Rock Population by Race

East Flat Rock Population Pyramid 2024

East Flat Rock Median Age

35.2

Total

37.2

Male

35

Female

East Flat Rock Adults

There are 4,407 adults, (778 of whom are seniors) in East Flat Rock.

East Flat Rock Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

East Flat Rock Sex Ratio

Female3,44658.07%
Male2,48841.93%

East Flat Rock Population by Age

East Flat Rock Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0602.8260.139.9
Married8613.3674.425.6
Female6163.174357
Non Family5161.4959.140.9
Male673.0640.359.7

3.22

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Flat Rock Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1834.92%
Associates Degree43111.6%
Bachelors Degree3359.02%
Graduate Degree2607%
High School Graduate1,48840.04%
Less Than 9th Grade3118.37%
Some College70819.05%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Flat Rock Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Flat Rock Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,4842,296429
Hispanic80852645
Other Race292380
Black22122138
Asian16414075
2+ Races1071078

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.73%.

East Flat Rock Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$11,619$135,167
Graduate Degree$0$125,513$0
High School Graduate$32,235$33,594$29,746
Less Than 9th Grade$26,045$27,553$26,007
Overall$33,255$41,132$29,242
Some College$46,567$0$0

$33,255

Average Earnings

$41,132

Average Male

$29,242

Average Female

East Flat Rock Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Flat Rock Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Flat Rock Language

77.91% of East Flat Rock residents speak only English, while 22.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.01% of the population.

East Flat Rock Language

East Flat Rock Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,55339225.24%
White3,7042737.37%
Other43623152.98%
Black355257.04%
Asian20241.98%

11.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.46%

Male Poverty Rate

12.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Flat Rock

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Flat Rock is Other, with 52.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Flat Rock is Asian, with 1.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.1%.

East Flat Rock Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater19.55%
High School13.66%
Less Than 9th Grade12.55%
Some College5%

East Flat Rock Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed80.7%
Male Unemployed56.25%
Male Employed6.83%
Female Employed5.69%

East Flat Rock Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Flat Rock Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$62,529$79,716
Households$54,605$69,652
Married Families$85,649$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,857$36,519

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Flat Rock Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

Female Marriage Rate

East Flat Rock Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Flat Rock 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 35-44.

East Flat Rock Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Flat Rock Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

195

Number of Veterans

186

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War51
Second Gulf War45
Vietnam43
World War II16
Korea9

East Flat Rock Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6453
18 to 3445
75+45
65 to 7438
35 to 5414

East Flat Rock Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1955.49%

East Flat Rock Veterans by Race

East Flat Rock Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Flat Rock Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

East Flat Rock Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Flat Rock Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Flat Rock 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

57.7%

Born in East Flat Rock

84.23%

Native Born

15.77%

Foreign Born

10.21%

Non Citizen

5.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.23% of East Flat Rock residents were born in the United States, with 57.7% having been born in North Carolina. 10.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Flat Rock Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,760-87-1.49%
20235,847-87-1.47%
20225,9341833.18%
20215,751-357-5.84%
20206,1084618.16%
20195,64761112.13%
20185,03674917.47%
20174,28755214.78%
20163,7352356.71%
20153,500-417-10.65%
20143,917-679-14.77%
20134,596-390-7.82%
20124,986-368-6.87%
20115,3543597.19%
20104,99500%

East Flat Rock Population by Year