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Flat Rock is a village in Henderson County, in the Asheville metro area.

The community was named for a granite outcropping used as an Indian ceremonial site

The latitude of Flat Rock is 35.271N. The longitude is -82.441W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,205 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,657.


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Median household income
Local
$67,813
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Flat Rock demographic reports
Developed as a summer resort for vacationers from Charleston and Savannah
Well-known residents have included:
· Carl Sandburg, poet
Local festivals include:
  • Sandburg Folk Music Festival - May 28, 2007
  • Flat Rock Music Festival - Sept. 28-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Flat Rock web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Colleges and universities: Blue Ridge Community College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Flat Rock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Henderson 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 28726 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Flat Rock residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Flat Rock ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Flat Rock was $42,222, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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61% of Flat Rock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Flat Rock include Flat Rock Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Flat Rock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $719.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,543.


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Henderson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Flat Rock political report.

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The average commute time for Flat Rock workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Flat Rock include Holiday Inn Express Flat Rock.

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