Mars Hill, North Carolina Population 2020

1,962

Mars Hill is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,962, it is the 258th largest city in North Carolina and the 7683rd largest city in the United States. Mars Hill is currently declining at a rate of -1.75% annually but its population has increased by 4.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,869 in 2010. Mars Hill reached it's highest population of 2,148 in 2014. Spanning over 2 miles, Mars Hill has a population density of 983 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mars Hill is $61,290 with a poverty rate of 21.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $710 per month, and the median house value is $190,400. The median age in Mars Hill is 24 years, 21.6 years for males, and 27.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 127.9 males.

Mars Hill Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mars Hill was:

  • White: 87.65%
  • Black or African American: 9.03%
  • Other race: 1.97%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Two or more races: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mars Hill, North Carolina is 1,962, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,032.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,869.

Mars Hill, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,40787.65%
Black or African American2489.03%
Some Other Race541.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.58%
Asian130.47%
Two or More Races80.29%

Mars Hill Population Pyramid 2020

Mars Hill Median Age

24


Total

21.6


Male

27.3


Female

Mars Hill Adults

There are 2,278 adults, (250 of whom are seniors) in Mars Hill.

Mars Hill Age Dependency

35.4

Age Dependency Ratio

12.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mars Hill Sex Ratio

Female

1,205

43.88%

Male

1,541

56.12%

Mars Hill Households and Families

Mars Hill Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mars Hill Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.7%21.3%
All56.9%43.1%
Female46.7%53.3%
Non Family41%59%
Male12.9%87.1%

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7572.656.9
Married3293.3178.7
Non Family3071.5841
Female903.1146.7
Male313.5812.9

3.07

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mars Hill Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade282.16%
9th to 12th Grade544.16%
High School Graduate30823.71%
Some College27120.86%
Associates Degree1027.85%
Bachelors Degree28221.71%
Graduate Degree25419.55%

Mars Hill Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,1921,113502
Hispanic929234
Other Race10104
Native American99
Black63

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 white people with a rate of 42.11%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,399$35,208$31,688
Less Than High School$$60,833$
High School Grad$21,157$21,852$
Some College$30,109$31,944$25,000
Bachelors Degree$45,938$46,750$45,357
Graduate Degree$51,667$32,031$61,250

$32,399

Average Earnings

$35,208

Average Male

$31,688

Average Female

Mars Hill Language

Mars Hill Language by Age

Mars Hill Language

94.55% of Mars Hill residents speak only English, while 5.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.29% of the population.

Mars Hill Poverty

Mars Hill Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,77739222.06%
Hispanic1641710.37%
Other381334.21%
Black12975.00%
Multiple55100.00%

21.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.60%

Male Poverty Rate

24.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mars Hill

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mars Hill is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mars Hill is Hispanic, with 10.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.06%.

Name Poverty
High School24.35%
Some College18.26%
Less Than High School17.07%
Bachelors or Greater4.10%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed84.85%
Female Unemployed84.38%
Female Employed17.32%
Male Employed5.98%

Mars Hill Income

Mars Hill Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,125$61,290
Families$66,719$77,930
Married Families$71,563-
Non Families$20,050$32,269

Mars Hill Marital Status

Mars Hill Marital Status

Marriage Rates

27.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mars Hill Married by Age and Sex

Mars Hill Marriage

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

Mars Hill Marital Status by Race

Mars Hill Veterans

96

Number of Veterans

93

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam36
Second Gulf War31
First Gulf War9
World War II4
Korea2
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7432
55 to 6427
18 to 3422
35 to 549
75+6
Name Veterans % of Total
White914.62%
Black52.02%

$Mars Hill Veterans by Education

18.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mars Hill Employment Status

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mars Hill Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.70%

Born in North Carolina

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

2.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.01% of Mars Hill residents were born in the United States, with 54.70% having been born in North Carolina. 2.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,962-35-1.75%
20191,997-35-1.72%
20182,03290.44%
20172,023-35-1.70%
20162,058-22-1.06%
20152,080-68-3.17%
20142,148200.94%
20132,128924.52%
20122,036964.95%
20111,940713.80%
20101,8690.00%