Hot Springs, North Carolina Population 2024

543

Hot Springs is a city located in Buncombe County, Haywood County, and Madison County North Carolina. Hot Springs has a 2024 population of 543. Hot Springs is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually and its population has increased by 3.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 523 in 2020.

The average household income in Hot Springs is $49,017 with a poverty rate of 20.42%. The median age in Hot Springs is 43.9 years: 43.8 years for males, and 46 years for females.

Hot Springs Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hot Springs was:

  • White: 97.11%
  • Two or more races: 2.89%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
189.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.82% (20)
The current population of Hot Springs, North Carolina is 543 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 523.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White50497.11%
Two or more races152.89%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Hot Springs Population by Race

Hot Springs Population Pyramid 2024

Hot Springs Median Age

43.9

Total

43.8

Male

46

Female

Hot Springs Adults

There are 426 adults, (87 of whom are seniors) in Hot Springs.

Hot Springs Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Hot Springs Sex Ratio

Female28755.3%
Male23244.7%

Hot Springs Population by Age

Hot Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2042.4149.550.5
Non Family941.0327.772.3
Married653.0687.712.3
Female434.3537.262.8
Male241000

3.51

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

49.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hot Springs Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade61.57%
Associates Degree164.19%
Bachelors Degree10326.96%
Graduate Degree51.31%
High School Graduate15340.05%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College9925.92%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hot Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hot Springs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White376370106
2+ Races662

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 33.33%.

Hot Springs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$49,583$49,896$49,167
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$26,473$33,750$26,027
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$48,242$60,938$27,009
Some College$69,063$85,494$0

$48,242

Average Earnings

$60,938

Average Male

$27,009

Average Female

Hot Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hot Springs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hot Springs Language

95.82% of Hot Springs residents speak only English, while 4.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.59% of the population.

Hot Springs Language

Hot Springs Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White50410621.03%

20.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.91%

Male Poverty Rate

28.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hot Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hot Springs is White, with 21.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hot Springs is White, with 21.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.28%.

Hot Springs Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade66.67%
High School24.18%
Some College19.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.63%

Hot Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed21.93%
Male Employed4.23%
Male Unemployed0%

Hot Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hot Springs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$62,500$58,538
Households$45,500$49,017
Married Families$69,792$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,179$35,021

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hot Springs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Hot Springs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hot Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hot Springs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hot Springs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

61

Number of Veterans

59

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War43
First Gulf War43
Vietnam9
Korea0
World War II0

Hot Springs Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5443
75+15
55 to 642
65 to 741
18 to 340

Hot Springs Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6114.63%

Hot Springs Veterans by Race

Hot Springs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hot Springs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hot Springs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hot Springs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hot Springs 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

73.41%

Born in Hot Springs

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Hot Springs residents were born in the United States, with 73.41% having been born in North Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Hot Springs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202956850.89%
202856350.9%
202755850.9%
202655350.91%
202554850.92%
202454350.93%
202353850.94%
202253310.19%
202153291.72%
2020523-49-8.57%
201957200%
201857220.35%
201757071.24%
201656340.72%
201555920.36%
201455700%
201355740.72%
2012553-2-0.36%
201155500%
201055500%

Hot Springs Population by Year