Buncombe County Population 2018

Buncombe County's estimated population is 257,607 with a growth rate of 0.89% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Buncombe County is the 7th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017257,6072,2730.89%
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 Population Growth

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Buncombe County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White226,38287.88%
Black or African American16,3776.36%
Two or More Races5,0301.95%
Asian3,3571.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2960.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3660.14%

Buncombe County Population Pyramid

0k2k4k6k8k10k Male Population0k2k4k6k8k10k Female Population8580757065605550454035302520151050
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