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Bent Creek, North Carolina
—  CDP  —
Location of Bent Creek, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°30′30″N 82°36′36″W / 35.50833°N 82.61°W / 35.50833; -82.61
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Buncombe
 - Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 - Land 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,208 ft (673 m)
Population (2007)
 - Total 1,521
 - Density 627.6/sq mi (242.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 37-05049[1]
GNIS feature ID 1017563[2]

Bent Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,521 in 2008.



Bent Creek is located at 35°30′30″N 82°36′36″W / 35.50833°N 82.61°W / 35.50833; -82.61 (35.508463, -82.610070)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²) of it is land and 0.45% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,389 people, 552 households, and 418 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 627.6 people per square mile (242.7/km²). There were 583 housing units at an average density of 263.4/sq mi (101.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.41% White, 0.43% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 552 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $49,375, and the median income for a family was $57,768. Males had a median income of $36,136 versus $27,964 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,138. About 6.7% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 18.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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