Buncombe County

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Buncombe County, North Carolina

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

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)

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    Buncombe County

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