Cities in Buncombe County, North Carolina by Population (2024)

There are 31 cities in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Asheville1North Carolina93,16294,390-0.33%2,04945.47
Hendersonville2North Carolina15,48515,1570.53%2,0297.63
Black Mountain3North Carolina8,5688,4360.39%1,2776.71
Fletcher4North Carolina8,2068,0060.61%1,2966.33
Woodfin5North Carolina8,1927,9520.74%8919.19
Etowah6North Carolina7,5387,840-0.98%42717.67
Mills River7North Carolina7,3217,0910.8%32722.38
Swannanoa8North Carolina6,3164,3608.39%9916.38
East Flat Rock9North Carolina5,7606,108-1.49%1,3694.21
Royal Pines10North Carolina4,8314,4991.58%1,7802.71
Weaverville11North Carolina4,7794,5771.08%1,2323.88
Mountain Home12North Carolina4,3384,3523.71%1,1503.77
Flat Rock13North Carolina3,5763,4880.62%4428.10
Dana14North Carolina3,4283,830-2.83%3858.90
Avery Creek15North Carolina3,4203,2561.21%1,9751.73
Emma16North Carolina3,3732,5326.37%3,1031.09
Edneyville17North Carolina2,8762,7820.84%26810.74
Fruitland18North Carolina2,5932,2162.9%3228.05
Fairview19North Carolina2,1312,741-6.66%3426.22
Hoopers Creek20North Carolina1,6381,3923.93%2366.94
Horse Shoe21North Carolina1,5342,174-9.45%2067.46
Biltmore Forest22North Carolina1,4601,4001.04%5022.91
Bent Creek23North Carolina1,4361,652-3.36%6502.21
Lake Lure24North Carolina1,3851,3670.36%10513.17
Balfour25North Carolina1,1071,177-1.51%6831.62
Montreat26North Carolina891899-0.22%3272.73
Marshall27North Carolina8117811%2043.98
Barker Heights28North Carolina6671,289-18.86%6770.98
Hot Springs29North Carolina5445260.93%1902.87
Chimney Rock Village30North Carolina1411390.71%423.36
Barnardsville31North Carolina98742-62.16%283.53
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Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Buncombe County, North Carolina?

Asheville is the largest city in Buncombe County.

What is the smallest city in Buncombe County, North Carolina?

Barnardsville is the smallest city in Buncombe County.

How many cities are in Buncombe County?

There are 31 cities in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

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