Buncombe County, North Carolina Population 2019

Buncombe County, North Carolina's estimated population is 257,185 with a growth rate of 0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Buncombe County, North Carolina is the 7th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018259,1031,9180.75%
2017257,1852,1970.86%
2016254,9883,0151.20%
2015251,9732,8511.14%
2014249,1222,2990.93%
2013246,8233,1661.30%
2012243,6572,5091.04%
2011241,1482,4111.01%
2010238,73763,91636.56%
1990174,82113,8878.63%
1980160,93415,87810.95%
1970145,05614,98211.52%
1960130,0745,6714.56%
1950124,40315,64814.39%
1940108,75510,81811.05%
193097,93733,78952.67%
192064,14814,35028.82%
191049,7985,51012.44%
190044,2889,02225.58%
189035,26613,35760.97%
188021,9096,49742.16%
187015,4122,75821.80%
186012,654-771-5.74%
185013,4253,34133.13%
184010,084-6,197-38.06%
183016,2815,73954.44%
182010,5421,26513.64%
18109,2773,46559.62%
18005,8120.00%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White224,099
Black or African American15,871
Two or More Races5,881
Asian3,152
Some Other Race2,015
American Indian and Alaska Native999
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander251

Buncombe County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Buncombe County, North Carolina Median Age

41.9


Total

40.3


Male

43.5


Female

Buncombe County, North Carolina Adults

There are 203,908 adults, (46,462 of whom are seniors) in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Buncombe County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

131,266

52.03%

Male

121,002

47.97%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Households and Families

Buncombe County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Buncombe County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
Male64.2%35.8%
All63.7%36.3%
Female54.2%45.8%
Non Family48.7%51.3%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All105,4072.3363.7
Married49,147378.9
Non Family44,1911.2848.7
Female8,9393.4554.2
Male3,1303.3964.2

3

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Buncombe County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4682.98%
9th to 12th Grade11,3646.19%
High School Graduate43,88823.91%
Some College36,42619.84%
Associates Degree15,6938.55%
Bachelors Degree43,72023.82%
Graduate Degree26,99614.71%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White159,855148,15165,245
Black10,4859,3872,084
Hispanic8,4504,9601,452
Multiple Races2,1861,799676
Asian2,1851,9481,123
Other Race1,051651163
Native American703583168
Islander210210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 51.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,202$35,848$29,895
Less Than High School$19,028$21,474$15,805
High School Grad$24,964$27,529$22,644
Some College$30,506$34,547$26,949
Bachelors Degree$39,585$49,638$35,069
Graduate Degree$50,540$59,807$42,907

$32,202

Average Earnings

$35,848

Average Male

$29,895

Average Female

Buncombe County, North Carolina Language

Buncombe County, North Carolina Language by Age

Buncombe County, North Carolina Language

91.89% of Buncombe County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.25% of the population.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Poverty

Buncombe County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White206,20622,90711.11%
Hispanic15,9754,99531.27%
Black15,2783,47122.72%
Multiple5,6151,11619.88%
Other1,95749725.40%
Asian3,0652046.66%
Native964687.05%
Islander2514116.33%

13.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.62%

Male Poverty Rate

13.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buncombe County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buncombe County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 31.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buncombe County, North Carolina is Asian, with 6.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.01%
High School14.62%
Some College11.65%
Bachelors or Greater4.94%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.93%
Male Unemployed39.63%
Female Employed7.49%
Male Employed6.81%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Income

Buncombe County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,464$68,070
Families$63,477$84,222
Married Families$72,854$93,415
Non Families$31,133$43,881

Buncombe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Buncombe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Buncombe County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Buncombe County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Buncombe County, North Carolina Veterans

17,890

Number of Veterans

16,495

Male Veterans

1,395

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,389
First Gulf War2,764
Second Gulf War1,946
Korea1,922
World War II936

Buncombe County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,0408.73%
Black1,38711.32%
2 or More31011.02%
Hispanic2402.38%
Asian843.31%
Indian334.20%
Other181.38%
Hawaiian187.17%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buncombe County, North Carolina Employment Status

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Buncombe County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Asheville833448912157776.93%
Black Mountain783983845456.95%
Woodfin601463833696.14%
Weaverville366739813148.56%
Biltmore Forest134314621198.86%
Montreat723783608.30%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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