Buncombe County, North Carolina Population 2018

Buncombe County, North Carolina's estimated population is 257,607 with a growth rate of 3.00% 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
2017257,6077,4953.00%
2016250,112-5,222-2.05%
2016255,3343,1851.26%
2015252,1492,8471.14%
2014249,3022,3540.95%
2013246,9483,2071.32%
2012243,7412,5171.04%
2011241,2242,4911.04%
2010238,73363,91236.56%
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
White222,134
Black or African American15,713
Two or More Races6,185
Asian2,986
Some Other Race1,981
American Indian and Alaska Native886
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander227

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Buncombe County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Buncombe County, North Carolina Median Age

41.7


Total

40


Male

43.3


Female

Buncombe County, North Carolina Adults

There are 201,590 adults, (45,020 of which are seniors) in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Buncombe County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

130,069

52.00%

Male

120,043

48.00%

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
Married79.4%20.6%
All64.2%35.8%
Male63.8%36.2%
Female53%47%
Non Family49.8%50.2%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buncombe County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All102,1182.3864.2
Married47,0092.9979.4
Non Family41,8961.3349.8
Female9,8333.5953
Male3,3803.4463.8

3.03

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Buncombe County, North Carolina Households

Buncombe County, North Carolina Education

Buncombe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,0483.34%
9th to 12th Grade12,1396.70%
High School Graduate44,45424.53%
Some College37,72920.82%
Associates Degree14,5688.04%
Bachelors Degree40,73722.48%
Graduate Degree25,54214.09%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White158,114144,86761,334
Black10,3148,9671,746
Hispanic8,1704,8721,396
Multiple Races2,3612,013661
Asian2,0801,9481,051
Other Race1,014652165
Native American654561170
Islander189189

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 50.53%.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,899$33,716$27,795
Less Than High School$18,166$20,352$15,107
High School Grad$24,145$27,211$21,273
Some College$29,270$32,915$26,347
Bachelors Degree$37,374$45,686$32,683
Graduate Degree$48,583$57,332$41,375

$30,899

Average Earnings

$33,716

Average Male

$27,795

Average Female

Buncombe County, North Carolina Language

Buncombe County, North Carolina Language by Age

Buncombe County, North Carolina Language

92.32% of Buncombe County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.68% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.01% of the population.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Poverty

Buncombe County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White204,75025,25112.33%
Hispanic15,4695,62336.35%
Black15,0594,09127.17%
Multiple6,0001,16019.33%
Other1,94158129.93%
Asian2,8781856.43%
Native857596.88%
Islander2273816.74%

14.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.77%

Male Poverty Rate

15.69%

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 36.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buncombe County, North Carolina is Asian, with 6.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.39%.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.94%
High School15.27%
Some College12.13%
Bachelors or Greater5.51%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.29%
Male Unemployed37.21%
Female Employed9.22%
Male Employed7.23%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Income

Buncombe County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,902$65,336
Families$60,556$79,415
Married Families$69,809$89,689
Non Families$29,920$42,937

Buncombe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Buncombe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Buncombe County, North Carolina Veterans

Buncombe County, North Carolina Veterans by War

18,390

Number of Veterans

16,965

Male Veterans

1,425

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam7,572
First Gulf War2,494
Second Gulf War1,983
Korea1,890
World War II1,109

Buncombe County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 745,188
75+4,689
55 to 643,740
35 to 543,573
18 to 341,200

Buncombe County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White16,7429.21%
Black1,22510.22%
2 or More31210.00%
Hispanic2382.45%
Indian597.93%
Asian210.90%
Other161.25%
Hawaiian156.61%

Buncombe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buncombe County, North Carolina Employment Status

Buncombe County, North Carolina Employment by Age

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Buncombe County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Buncombe County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990