Mars Hill is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,032 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mars Hill is the 315th largest community in North Carolina.
Mars Hill real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Mars Hill house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, Mars Hill isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mars Hill are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mars Hill is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mars Hill who work in food service (15.29%), management occupations (11.61%), and sales jobs (9.41%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.42% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Mars Hill is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Mars Hill to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
As is often the case in a small town, Mars Hill doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Mars Hill is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.26% of adults in Mars Hill have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Mars Hill in 2010 was $18,257, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,028 for a family of four. However, Mars Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mars Hill is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mars Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mars Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mars Hill include Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and Austrian.
The most common language spoken in Mars Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.