Fletcher, North Carolina

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Fletcher is a town in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,185 at the 2000 census. Fletcher is home to Asheville Regional Airport, which serves Western North Carolina. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²), all of it land.

Politics

The city of Fletcher was incorporated in 1989 by way of an activist movement spearheaded by local politician Sara Waechter. Sara Waechter then became the first interim mayor of Fletcher until the election in 1990 when she ran for election and was succeeded by Robert Parish by a single number of votes.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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