|Maggie Valley, North Carolina|
Location of Maggie Valley, North Carolina
|o Total||3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)|
|o Land||3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)|
|o Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||3,018 ft (920 m)|
|o Estimate (2016)||1,290|
|o Density||360/sq mi (140/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|o Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1027422|
Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. 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.
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.
Maggie Valley is located in west-central Haywood County at U.S. Route 19 is the main road through the town, leading east 35 miles (56 km) to Asheville and west over Soco Gap 16 miles (26 km) to Cherokee.(35.514430, -83.067013).
As of the census 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.
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.