Bakersville is a town in and the county seat of Mitchell County, North Carolina. It has a total area of 0.8 square miles, most of which is land.
Construction, manufacturing, agriculture and related activities are the major contributors to the local economy. Public schooling comprises two elementary, one middle and one high school. The closest hospital is Spruce Pine Community Hospital, located about 9 miles away in Spruce Pine. United Community Bank has a branch here. The cost of living here is 12.20% lower than the country average.
The town gets 58 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 138. Snowfall is about 16 inches per year.