Chimney Rock, North Carolina

Chimney Rock is a village in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 113 at the 2010 census. The village takes its name from a large granite outcropping located on a summit above the village itself in Chimney Rock State Park.

Chimney Rock, North Carolina
The village of Chimney Rock
The village of Chimney Rock
Location of Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Location of Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°27′01″N 82°15′18″W / 35.45028°N 82.25500°W / 35.45028; -82.25500
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total3.36 sq mi (8.70 km2)
 • Land3.36 sq mi (8.69 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation2,579 ft (786 m)
 • Total140
 • Density41.70/sq mi (16.10/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code828
FIPS code37-12460[3]
GNIS feature ID2407430[2]

Geography edit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all land. The town shares a border with the town of Lake Lure.

Demographics edit

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
Chimney Rock, a 315-foot (96 m) granite monolith in Chimney Rock State Park near Chimney Rock, North Carolina
View from the top of Chimney Rock

2020 census edit

Chimney Rock racial composition[5]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 126 90.0%
Pacific Islander 1 0.71%
Other/Mixed 9 6.43%
Hispanic or Latino 4 2.86%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 140 people, 81 households, and 48 families residing in the village.

2000 census edit

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 175 people, 74 households, and 51 families residing in the village. The population density was 63.3 inhabitants per square mile (24.4/km2). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 72.3 per square mile (27.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.86% White, 0.57% Native American, 2.29% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.00% of the population.

There were 74 households, out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $29,583. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,142. About 15.8% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.0% of those 65 or over.

References edit

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chimney Rock, North Carolina
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved December 21, 2021.

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