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Fletcher, North Carolina
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Location of Fletcher, North Carolina
Location of Fletcher, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°25′58″N 82°30′24″W / 35.43278°N 82.50667°W / 35.43278; -82.50667Coordinates: 35°25′58″N 82°30′24″W / 35.43278°N 82.50667°W / 35.43278; -82.50667
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Henderson
Founded 1883
Incorporated 1989
Named for Dr. George Fletcher
 • Total 6.47 sq mi (16.75 km2)
 • Land 6.39 sq mi (16.55 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
2,123 ft (647 m)
 • Total 7,187
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,309.70/sq mi (505.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-23760
GNIS feature ID 1020286

Fletcher is a town in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,187 at the 2010 census, and was estimated to be 8,333 in 2018.

Fletcher is adjacent to Asheville Regional Airport, which serves western North Carolina. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office called Fletcher has been in operation since 1886. The town took its name from the Fletcher family of pioneer settlers.

The Meadows and Rugby Grange are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Fletcher is located at 35°25′58″N 82°30′24″W / 35.43278°N 82.50667°W / 35.43278; -82.50667 (35.432840, -82.506648).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 2,787
2000 4,185 50.2%
2010 7,187 71.7%
2019 (est.) 8,369 16.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,185 people, 1,744 households, and 1,248 families residing in the town. The population density was 791.1 people per square mile (305.5/km2). There were 1,816 housing units at an average density of 343.3 per square mile (132.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.60% White, 3.30% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 1,744 households, out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,426, and the median income for a family was $51,688. Males had a median income of $35,976 versus $26,176 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,607. About 4.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

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