Maggie Valley, North Carolina

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Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 607 at the 2000 census. It is home to the Ghost Town in the Sky amusement park.

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]



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 (4.2 km²), all of it land.


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/sq mi (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 41.5% are married couples/sex 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.

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