Maggie Valley, NC

Maggie Valley, situated in Haywood County, is a small town made up of 1.6 square miles.

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The town was named in honor of Maggie Mae Setzer. 

Maggie Valley is home to Ghost Town, a wild-western themed amusement park that was opened in 1961, but has been in and out of operation since 2002 when the chairlift that transported passengers up the mountain trail to the park malfunctioned, stranding passengers in their seats.  

Ghost Town was reopened for a short time in 2012, but the doors have since closed and the property is once again for sale. Ghost Town was the only amusement park that was open year round in Haywood County, and was a premier location for western North Carolina. 


The median resident age in Maggie Valley is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $35,000 making it about $13,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Maggie Valley is about $137,000 (2015) which is $23,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Maggie Valley is 91% White, 5% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 17% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 44% are married, 11% are divorced, 2% are separated, 12% are widowed, leaving 31% that have never been married.

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Haywood County

Haywood belongs to Haywood County in the western part of North Carolina. The county, named after John Haywood, is part of the Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1808, the county was formed from a part of Buncombe County. Haywood County has a population of 59,000 and its largest town Waynesville, with a population of nearly 10,000, is the county seat.

Haywood County borders Henderson, Buncombe, Swain, Sevier (Tennessee), Jackson, Transylvania, Cocke (Tennessee), and Madison counties.

Haywood County is made up of 555 square miles. 554 of which is land with the remaining 1 as water.


The population of Maggie Valley, NC is about 1,100. The population has seen a large increase since 1990s.


The elevation of Maggie Valley, NC is 3,018 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Maggie Valley, NC is 28751.

Area Code

The area code for Maggie Valley, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Maggie Valley and Haywood County have voted mostly Republican, with 56% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections.

As of 2010, 29% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 68% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Maggie Valley is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, retail, construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Mountaineer, Citizen-Times, and Smoky Mountain News are the primary newspapers that cover the Haywood County area.


Things to Do
Homes for Sale
Real Estate
Ghost Town
Places to Stay
Vacation Rentals
The Valley Inn
Jonathon Creek Inn
Blue Mountain Inn
Valley Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Town of Maggie Valley NC
Maggie Valley on City Data
Maggie Valley on Wikipedia
Chamber of Commerce