Flat Rock, North Carolina Population 2024

3,588

Flat Rock is a city located in Buncombe County, Henderson County, Polk County, and Transylvania County North Carolina. Flat Rock has a 2024 population of 3,588. Flat Rock is currently growing at a rate of 0.7% annually and its population has increased by 2.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,488 in 2020.

The average household income in Flat Rock is $115,858 with a poverty rate of 6.06%. The median age in Flat Rock is 62.7 years: 61.6 years for males, and 64.3 years for females.

Flat Rock Demographics

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

  • White: 96.55%
  • Two or more races: 2.21%
  • Other race: 0.66%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
443.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.87% (100)
The current population of Flat Rock, North Carolina is 3,588 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,488.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,36396.55%
Two or more races772.21%
Other race230.66%
Asian200.57%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Flat Rock Population by Race

Flat Rock Population Pyramid 2024

Flat Rock Median Age

62.7

Total

61.6

Male

64.3

Female

Flat Rock Adults

There are 3,096 adults, (1,673 of whom are seniors) in Flat Rock.

Flat Rock Age Dependency

144.8

Age Dependency Ratio

117.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Flat Rock Sex Ratio

Female1,78851.34%
Male1,69548.66%

Flat Rock Population by Age

Flat Rock Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6672.0997.82.2
Married1,1552.51991
Non Family4901.0996.33.7
Female222.2368.231.8
Male0000

2.5

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

97.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Flat Rock Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade732.42%
Associates Degree2367.84%
Bachelors Degree98632.74%
Graduate Degree90730.11%
High School Graduate31010.29%
Less Than 9th Grade10.03%
Some College49916.57%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Flat Rock Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Flat Rock Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,9032,8301,850
Hispanic525120
2+ Races46460
Other Race232323

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Flat Rock Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,250$0$58,313
Graduate Degree$73,500$113,160$25,875
High School Graduate$46,301$72,543$46,284
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$47,371$77,557$45,777
Some College$44,044$0$44,118

$47,371

Average Earnings

$77,557

Average Male

$45,777

Average Female

Flat Rock Earnings by Educational Attainment

Flat Rock Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Flat Rock Language

93.57% of Flat Rock residents speak only English, while 6.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.46% of the population.

Flat Rock Language

Flat Rock Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,2132106.54%
Hispanic19310.52%

6.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.31%

Male Poverty Rate

5.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Flat Rock

The race most likely to be in poverty in Flat Rock is White, with 6.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Flat Rock is Hispanic, with 0.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.33%.

Flat Rock Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.78%
Bachelors or Greater6.87%
Some College4.49%
High School0%

Flat Rock Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.71%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed10.94%
Female Employed1.67%

Flat Rock Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Flat Rock Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$117,405$140,400
Households$102,039$115,858
Married Families$117,296$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,708$56,717

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Flat Rock Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

73.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

75.2%

Male Marriage Rate

71.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Flat Rock Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Flat Rock Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Flat Rock Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

372

Number of Veterans

339

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam156
Korea73
First Gulf War54
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Flat Rock Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+236
65 to 7460
35 to 5444
55 to 6432
18 to 340

Flat Rock Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White36111.93%
2+ Races1123.91%

Flat Rock Veterans by Race

Flat Rock Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Flat Rock Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

38.9%

Labor Force Participation

36.9%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Flat Rock Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Flat Rock Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

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

22.57%

Born in Flat Rock

97.07%

Native Born

2.93%

Foreign Born

0.06%

Non Citizen

2.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.07% of Flat Rock residents were born in the United States, with 22.57% having been born in North Carolina. 0.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Flat Rock Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,713250.68%
20283,688250.68%
20273,663250.69%
20263,638250.69%
20253,613250.7%
20243,588250.7%
20233,563270.76%
20223,536310.88%
20213,505170.49%
20203,4881103.26%
20193,378240.72%
20183,354330.99%
20173,321491.5%
20163,27210.03%
20153,271471.46%
20143,224431.35%
20133,181341.08%
20123,147120.38%
20113,135160.51%
20103,11900%
20002,565-1,148-30.92%

Flat Rock Population by Year