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Buncombe County Facts

Census Statistics

Buncombe CountyNorth Carolina
Population, 2003 estimate212,6728,407,248
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 20033.1%4.5%
Population, 2000206,3308,049,313
Population, percent change, 1990 to 200018.3%21.4%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 20005.6%6.7%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 200021.9%24.4%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 200015.4%12.0%
Female persons, percent, 200052.0%51.0%?
White persons, percent, 2000 (a)89.1%72.1%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a)7.5%21.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a)0.4%1.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a)0.7%1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (aZZ
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a)1.1%2.3%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 20001.2%1.3%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b)2.8%4.7%
White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 200087.6%70.2%?
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000', pct age 5+, 200053.0%53.0%
Foreign born persons, percent, 20003.9%5.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 20005.9%8.0%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 200081.9%78.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 200025.3%22.5%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 200039,8831,540,365
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 200021.124.0?
Housing units, 200297,8123,707,129
Homeownership rate, 200070.3%69.4%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 200015.5%16.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000$119,600$108,300?
Households, 200085,7763,132,013
Persons per household, 20002.332.49
Median household income, 1999$36,666$39,184
Per capita money income, 1999$20,384$20,307
Persons below poverty, percent, 199911.4%12.3%
Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 20016,454204,075
Private nonfarm employment, 200196,7223,431,554
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2001-2.3%1.4%
Nonemployer establishments, 200014,813462,182
Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000)D161,900,477
Retail sales, 1997 ($1000)2,193,41772,356,763
Retail sales per capita, 1997$11,393$9,740
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 19975.2%10.8%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 199723.8%24.5%
Housing units authorized by building permits, 20022,15879,824
Federal funds and grants, 2002 ($1000)1,167,06548,179,775
Land area, 2000 (square miles)65648,711
Persons per square mile, 2000314.5165.2
Metropolitan AreaAsheville, NC MSA?
FIPS Code02137

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