Maggie Valley, North Carolina

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Town
Location of Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Location of Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°30′52″N 83°4′1″W / 35.51444°N 83.06694°W / 35.51444; -83.06694Coordinates: 35°30′52″N 83°4′1″W / 35.51444°N 83.06694°W / 35.51444; -83.06694
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Haywood
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,018 ft (920 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,150
 • Density 372.8/sq mi (143.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28751
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-40600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1027422[2]
Website townofmaggievalley.com

Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 1,150 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Ghost Town in the Sky amusement park and Cataloochee Ski Area.

Maggie Valley is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The community gets its name from Maggie Mae Setzer; her father John "Jack" Sidney Setzer founded the area's first post office and named it after one of his daughters. His descendants come from all over the country for a large family reunion each summer in the historic valley.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Maggie Valley is located at 35°30′52″N 83°4′1″W / 35.51444°N 83.06694°W / 35.51444; -83.06694 (35.514430, -83.067013).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 607 people, 297 households, and 179 families residing in the town. The population density was 372.8 people per square mile (143.8/km²). There were 565 housing units at an average density of 347.0 per square mile (133.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.38% White, 1.32% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 297 households, out of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.56.

In the town the population was spread out with 14.0% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,808, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $20,865 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,211. About 9.8% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people and events[edit]

Maggie Valley is the birthplace of Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton.

In April 1991, mass murderer Peter Lundin strangled his mother to death in Maggie Valley, and with the help of his father he buried her body on a beach at Cape Hatteras, where it was found eight months later.[4]

References[edit]

  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: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Lundin: Morderen der vidste at ligene sladrer" (in Danish). TV 2. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2009-03-09. [dead link]

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