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Mars Hill is a town in Madison County, in the Asheville metro area.

The community was named for hill in Athens, Greece.

The latitude of Mars Hill is 35.826N. The longitude is -82.549W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,320 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,720.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,917
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mars Hill demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Madison County Heritage Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Blackberry Festival - Aug. 11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mars Hill web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Rural Life Museum
Colleges and universities: Mars Hill College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mars Hill demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison 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 28754 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Mars Hill residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mars Hill ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mars Hill was $13,366, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

39% of Mars Hill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mars Hill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $410.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $860.


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Libraries in Mars Hill include Mars Hill Branch Library ... View libraries

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Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mars Hill political report.

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The average commute time for Mars Hill workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Mars Hill include Comfort Inn Mars Hill.

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