Hot Springs, NC

Hot Springs, situated in Madison County, is a small town made up of three and a half square miles.

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The town was founded in 1831 when an Asheville resident purchased the land and established a hotel in the area. The town is known for the hot spring that is located in the town.  


The median resident age in Hot Springs is 51 years. The median estimated household income is about $26,000 making it about $22,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Hot Springs is about $121,000 (2015) which is $39,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $350 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Hot Springs is 96% White, 2% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 1% other. 60% of the population are high school graduates, with 12% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.  

49% are married, 20% are divorced, 4% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 18% that have never been married.

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Madison County

Hot Springs belongs to Madison County in the western part of North Carolina. The county, named after James Madison, is part of the Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Madison County has a population of 21,000 and its town Marshall, with a population of 900, is the county seat.

Madison County borders Yancey, Haywood, Buncombe, Cocke (Tennessee), Unicoi (Tennessee), and Greene (Tennessee) counties.

Madison County is made up of 451 square miles. 450 of which is land with the remaining 1 as water.


The population of Hot Springs, NC is about 560. The population has been fluctuating and steadily decreasing since the 1940s.


The elevation of Hot Springs, NC is 1,332 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Hot Springs, NC is 28743.

Area Code

The area code for Hot Springs, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Hot Springs and Madison County have voted mostly Republican, with 54% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections.

As of 2010, 38% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 61% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Hot Springs is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%.

Production, construction, and sales make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Madison County News-Record & Sentinel is the primary newspapers that covers the Madison County area.


Real Estate
Things to Do
Magnolia Inn
Bed and Breakfast
Cabin Rentals
Mountainside Cabins

Town of Hot Springs NC
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