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

    insincere speeches made solely to please this constituency by its representative, 1819–1821. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
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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.
    We won't tolerate bunk/bunkum (In 1820 a US congressman defended his long and boring speech by claiming it was important to voters in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
    That evening, the kitten was transported by the coach in her private vehicle to her home in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
    A beautiful magazine, but you need to write an article about the way developers around Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina, are destroying the forests.
    Standing on a grassy knoll looking out across the surrounding green mountains of Buncombe County, North Carolina, I'm suddenly overcome with an intense urge to fling my arms wide and careen down the mowed pathway Sound of Music style.
    They watched and discussed a video made by older students at nearby Owen High School about the role of African Americans in laying the railroad tracks in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
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    Thanks to BCMS Project Access, 100 percent of Buncombe County, North Carolina, residents have access to a full continuum of health care.
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    Margaret Boring was a high school English teacher in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
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    Blue Ridge Crossfit owner Tom Tomlo's social media woes began when he posted a video to Instagram Friday showing several women mid-workout in the Buncombe County, North Carolina, gym that specializes in the popular Crossfit brand exercise routines.