Fletcher, situated in Henderson County, is a small town made up of 5.3 square miles.
September 6, 2018
Fletcher was settled in the 1790's. The town was named in honor of the Fletcher family who settled the area.
The median resident age in Fletcher is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $54,000 making it about $6,000 more than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $30,000. The average price for a home in Fletcher is about $187,000 (2015) which is $17,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Fletcher is 91% White, 3% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 5% other. 94% of the population are high school graduates, with 31% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 55% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 20% that have never been married.
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Fletcher 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 Fletcher, NC is about 7,200. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.
The elevation of Fletcher, NC is 2,123 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Fletcher, NC is 28732.
The area code for Fletcher, NC is 828.
Historically speaking Fletcher 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 Fletcher is about 4% (2015), making lower than the state average of around 5.
Management, sales, finance, and production make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Hendersonville Times-News is the primary newspaper that covers the Henderson County area.