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The Town of Mills River is located in Henderson County in the state of North Carolina (NC).

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Mills River is a town located in Henderson County, North Carolina (USA). It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. It lies in the northwestern part of the county, covering roughly , and located near Etowah and Fletcher. The Town of Mills River lies within minutes of Pisgah National Forest, Interstate 26, and Asheville Regional Airport. Highways 280 and 191 serve as the major arteries and provide access to the nearby cities of Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard. It is home to approximately 7,000 people, and it was incorporated into a city in June, 2003, mostly thanks to the efforts of fireman Roger Snyder, who is now the mayor. Mills River is the second largest town in Henderson County, and it is home to one river: the Mills River (South fork and North fork), and four schools, Mills River Elementary, Glenn C. Marlow Elementary, Rugby Middle School, and West Henderson High School. Mills River is among the oldest communities in Henderson County with its first landholder receiving a deed from the State of North Carolina in 1787. It was once a thriving agricultural community, often called the “fertile crescent”. The Town Hall and Library are located at 124 Town Center Drive, Mills River, NC 28759. Surrounding the Town Hall is Mills River Park, whose Master Plan includes ball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, multiuse trails, a dog park, shelters and support facilities. The Mills River runs along the northern boundary of the property. The Plan also proposes fishing piers with handicapped access and a boat launch for non-motorized vessels along with picnic areas to enjoy the river.
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Mills River Latitude: 35.3888 Longitude: -82.5666

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The Zip Code for Mills River, NC is: 28759

The Town of Mills River

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Mills River North Carolina Physical Characteristics:

The Town of Mills River has an area of 22.6 square miles
  • Land: 22.386384555985 Sq. Mi. (99.26%)
  • Water: 0.16638146718147 Sq. Mi.(0.74%)
The Mills River Town takes up 6.0% of the area of Henderson County.

Map Location Coordinates:

  • Latitude: +35.3814618
  • Longitude: -082.5885619
Mills River Land Water Pie Chart

Mills River, NC Climate Information:

  • Average Temperature: 54.3°F
  • Average Rainfall: 48.94 inches
*Based on annual average for Weather Station USW00053878 ASHEVILLE 13 S
Latitude: 35.4186 Longitude: -82.5567 Elevation: 641 feet.

Mills River, NC Population Data:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Mills River was 6,802 people, which is 6.4 % of the entire population of Henderson County.


  • 48.78% Male
  • 51.22% Female


  • 94.707% White
  • 1.705% Black
  • 0.720% Asian
  • 0.28% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 1.441% Mixed
  • 1.147% Other


  • 96.10% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 3.90% Hispanic or Latino
Mills River Race Population Ring Chart

Mills River, NC Housing Information:

Average Household Size: 2.4
Number of Residences: 3,108
  • Occupied: 2,808 (90.35%)
  • Vacant: 300 (9.65%)

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