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Black Mountain is a town in Buncombe County, in the Asheville metro area.

The community was named for the Black Mountain Range.

The latitude of Black Mountain is 35.617N. The longitude is -82.321W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,405 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,551.


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Median household income
Local
$35,541
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Black Mountain demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Roberta Flack, singer
Local festivals include:
  • Sourwood Festival - Aug. 11-12, 2007
  • Lake Eden Arts Festival - May 11-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Black Mountain web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Tomahawk Park
Historic sites and museums: Swannanoa Valley Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Black Mountain demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Buncombe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Asheville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28711 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Black Mountain residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Black Mountain ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Black Mountain was $20,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Black Mountain residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Black Mountain include Black Mountain College Historic District, Blue Ridge Assembly Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Black Mountain, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $866.


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Libraries in Black Mountain include Black Mountain Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Black Mountain include Black Mountain News

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Buncombe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Black Mountain political report.

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The average commute time for Black Mountain workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Black Mountain include Comfort Inn, Super 8.

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