Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock, situated in Henderson County, is a village made up of 7.9 square miles.

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The area that would come to be known as Flat Rock was settled in the latter half of the 18th century. Flat Rock was named after granite rock formations found in the region.  


The median resident age in Flat Rock is 64 years. The median estimated household income is about $68,000 making it about $20,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $51,000. The average price for a home in Flat Rock is about $393,000 (2015) which is $233,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Flat Rock is 98% White, 1% Hispanic, and 1% other. 99% of the population are high school graduates, with 62% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 70% are married, 10% are divorced, 1% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 11% that have never been married. 

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Henderson County

Flat Rock belongs to Henderson County in the western part of North Carolina.

The county, named after Chief Justice Leonard Henderson, is a part of the Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 106,700.

The county seat and largest city, Hendersonville, has a population of 13,300.

Henderson County borders Buncombe, Polk, Haywood, Rutherford, Transylvania, and Greenville (SC) counties.

Henderson County is made up of 375 square miles. 373 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.


The population of Flat Rock, NC is about 3,100. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.


The elevation of Flat Rock, NC is 2,205 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Flat Rock, NC is 28731.

Area Code

The area code for Flat Rock, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Flat Rock and Henderson County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 44% are Protestants with Catholics and other religions making up around 7%.


The unemployment rate for Flat Rock is about 4% (2015), making it lower than the state average of around 5%.

Administration, management, sales, and food preparation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Hendersonville Times-News is the primary newspaper that covers the Henderson County area.


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