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Fletcher is a town in Henderson County, in the Asheville metro area.

The community was named for George W. Fletcher, country doctor

The latitude of Fletcher is 35.430N. The longitude is -82.501W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,123 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,342.


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Median household income
Local
$45,426
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fletcher demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Western North Carolina Mountain State Fair - Sept. 7-16, 2007
  • North Carolina Mountain State Fair - Sept. 7-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fletcher web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fletcher 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 28791 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Fletcher residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fletcher ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fletcher was $20,607, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Fletcher residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fletcher, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,031.


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Libraries in Fletcher include Fletcher Branch Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Fletcher workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Fletcher include Days Inn Airport, Econo Lodge Airport.

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