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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
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Flat Rock is a town in North Carolina with a population of 3,267. Flat Rock is in Henderson County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Flat Rock offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Flat Rock there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Flat Rock and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Flat Rock are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$398,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,274
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Flat Rock Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    51%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Flat Rock

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,732
National
$55,322
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Flat Rock Reviews

2 reviews
Mountains and the country side that can not be found anywhere else! From the Blue Ridge mountain range to the apple orchards it is one of the most beautiful places in America.
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The mountains make NC a great place to live. There is a lot of different places to go hiking, snowboarding (during winter), camping and beautiful views.