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

    insincere speeches made solely to please this constituency by its representative, 1819–1821. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
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    While editorials, letters to the editor, and articles concerning development have been the number one topic in local media in recent months, Buncombe County continues to see un-tethered development.
    If, for example, you buy a pig from Warren Wilson College Farm or Red-Tail Ridge Farm in Buncombe County, you'll get a freezer full of roasts, chops, sausage, tenderloin, ribs and more.
    Recently, ASAP partnered with the Council on Aging of Buncombe County to create Project EMMA (Eat Better, Move More, Age Well).
    For example, in Buncombe County, South Carolina development company The Cliffs has recently begun construction on the largest subdivision in county history, a 2,500-acre super-highend gated community spanning the ridgeline from Fairview to Swannanoa.
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    In preparation for the Fourth of July in 1890, Richmond and Gabrielle invited every resident of Buncombe County to an elaborate celebration.