This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Black Mountain has a very low population density. Black Mountain is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Black Mountain, NC is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Black Mountain has a population density of 1,249, with 8,050 current residents.
Out of the 8,050 current residents, 46% are male and 54% are female. 57% of the residents are married and 43% are single.
- 58% Sun
- 48% Rain
- 10% Snow
55°F average temperature
- 33 years Median home age
- $171,670 Median home price
- -2.9% Home appreciation rate
- 7.62% Annual property tax
As for living in Black Mountain, the air quality is 79% and the weather, on average, is 58% sunny, 48% rainy, and 10% snowy. The average temperature is 55°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Black Mountain, you should know that 62.4% of homes are owned while 26.4% of homes are rented, and 11.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $171,670, the median age of homes is 33 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.90% and the annual property tax is 7.62%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)2
When looking at the community of Black Mountain, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Black Mountain’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Black Mountain is 46 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 56.32% Democratic, 42.40% Republican, and 1.28% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
83%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
10%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Black Mountain, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.30% of residents are unemployed in Black Mountain (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Black Mountain residents: 10.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.39% are in the arts and sciences field, 18.3% are in the customer service field, 23% are in the sales field, 0.13% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 19.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 82.95%, 6.65% of residents have an associate’s degree, 18.93% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.41% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Black Mountain, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Black Mountain have a few different options. 79% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.