Buncombe County

Buncombe County, North Carolina

205 College St Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 250-4100
Fax: (828) 250-6077

In southwestern NC; organized Dec 5, 1791 from Burke and Rutherford counties (in 1812 annexed Walton County, which was formed in 1803 from Indian lands). Name Origin: For Col. Edward Buncombe (1742-78), a NC officer in the Revolutionary War who died while a prisoner of the British

Area (sq mi):: 659.80 (land 655.99; water 3.81) Population per square mile: 333.70
Population 2005: 218,876 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 6.10%; 1990-2000 18.00% Population 2000: 206,330 (White 87.60%; Black or African American 7.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 3.90%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $20,384; median household $36,666; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,692-$27,681
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Asheville County seat (70,400)

  • See other counties in .

    Buncombe County

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    Buncombe County, North Carolina, District Attorney Todd Williams said Thursday charges have been filed in connection with an incident in Asheville involving a white police officer, who was seen on a body camera footage punching and subduing a black man accused of jaywalking, that left many residents outraged and asking for answers.
    Of the 146 new positions, 15 will go to Ashe County and 131 to Buncombe County.
    A group of local school children here in Buncombe County, North Carolina, recently honored our WWII British allies by creating handmade cards, bookmarkers, and letters in their honor.
    Buncombe County uses a short skills assessment to screen the social-emotional development of all K5 students.
    Polk County increased its fee this month from $45 to $47 and Buncombe County charges $47 per ton, though Jones said separate rates with larger private haulers are negotiated as well.
    For the month of January, Buncombe County has 114 active listings for sale in the zip code of 28804.
    Congressman who represented a district in North Carolina that included Buncombe County, persisted in delivering an exceptionally wearisome speech to the 16th Congress, despite the objections of his impatient colleagues.
    Owens, 36, did odd jobs for the couple at their home in the small mountain community of Leicester, Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan said.
    The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved the project without asking to see any documentation verifying those claims, according to the minutes of that meeting and interviews.
    GOP official resigns after interview (Politico): "Conservative activist Don Yelton has stepped down from his position as Republican precinct chairman of Buncombe County, N.
    L(+) tartrate(+) infection; all had visited or resided in Buncombe County during the infection's incubation period.