Population Statistics

General Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Total population 310

Male

161 51.9 49.1%

Female

149 48.1 50.9%
Median age (years) 50.8 (X) 35.3
Under 5 years 7 2.3 6.8%
18 years and over 271 87.4 74.3%
65 years and over 71 22.9 12.4%
One race 302 97.4 97.6%

White

302 97.4 75.1%

Black or African American

0 0.0 12.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native

0 0.0 0.9%

Asian

0 0.0 3.6%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

0 0.0 0.1%

Some other race

0 0.0 5.5%
Two or more races 8 2.6 2.4%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 3 1.0 12.5%
Household population 310 100.0 97.2%
Group quarters population 0 0.0 2.8%
Average household size 2.14 (X) 2.59
Average family size 2.45 (X) 3.14
Total housing units 1,868

Occupied housing units

145 7.8 91.0%

Owner-occupied housing units

123 84.8 66.2%

Renter-occupied housing units

22 15.2 33.8%

Vacant housing units

1,723 92.2 9.0%
Social Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Population 25 years and over 289

High school graduate or higher

280 96.9 80.4%

Bachelor’s degree or higher

103 35.6 24.4%
Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over) 67 21.2 12.7%
Disability status (population 5 years and over) 54 15.7 19.3%
Foreign born 6 1.7 11.1%
Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 105 61.8 56.7%
Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 100 64.9 52.1%
Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over) 12 3.5 17.9%
Economic Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 179 55.8 63.9%
Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over) 19.3 (X) 25.5
Median household income in 1999 (dollars) 47,500 (X) 41,994
Median family income in 1999 (dollars) 52,813 (X) 50,046
Per capita income in 1999 (dollars) 26,799 (X) 21,587
Families below poverty level 3 2.8 9.2%
Individuals below poverty level 30 8.5 12.4%
Housing Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Single-family owner-occupied homes 101

Median value (dollars)

133,800 (X) 119,600
Median of selected monthly owner costs (X) (X)

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,133 (X) 1,088

Not mortgaged (dollars)

305 (X) 295

(X) Not applicable.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Summary File 1 (SF 1) and Summary File 3 (SF 3)

Town Hall or Billing
Phone: (828) 387-4236

Police (non-emergency)
Phone: (828) 387-2342

Town of Beech Mountain
403 Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Phone: (828) 387-4236
Fax: (828) 387-4862


Fire Department (non-emergency)
Phone: (828) 387-4612

Public Works & Utilities
Phone: (828) 387-9282

Parks & Recreation
Phone: (828) 387-3003