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)

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    Buncombe County

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    On September 15, PubCorps volunteers will pack 100,000 meals to fight food insecurity in Buncombe County. The event encourages serving others, building community and supporting volunteerism.
    Potential annual gross rental yields for 2019 increased compared to 2018 in 248 of the 432 counties analyzed in the report (57 percent) led by Buncombe County, North Carolina in the Asheville metro area (up 29.1 percent); Santa Clara County, California in the San Jose metro area (up 24.8 percent); Henderson County, North Carolina, in the Asheville metro area (up 24.6 percent); Erie County, Pennsylvania (up 24.3 percent); and Muscogee County, Georgia in the Columbus metro area (up 23.5 percent).
    Special Agents with the Department of Insurance's Criminal Investigations Division, along with Buncombe County deputies, arrested Bowman on Feb.
    The decision overturns a 2016 Court of Appeals ruling and holds that a Buncombe County Superior Court judge didn't exceed his authority by approving attorney's fees for a retroactive Industrial Commission award to a bartender injured on the job.
    IN BUNCOMBE County, North Carolina, public health workers are going upstream to tackle health disparities between black and white residents.
    There is a real and present need for affordable housing in Buncombe County, and we are honored to help address that need."
    Thus, since 2012, there are a number of children in Buncombe County with BLLs of 5 to <10 [micro]g/dL who might have benefitted from this change but were excluded from repeat screenings and interventions because North Carolina did not adopt the CDC reference value immediately.
    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.
    He volunteered at the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, Asheville RiverLink, and he also served as a volunteer ranger at the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne, Florida.
    In the first eight months of 2017, Buncombe County experienced 230 cases of opioid overdose, up from 84 over the same period last year (Bordas, 2017).