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Population in 2012: 85,712 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.4%
Males: 40,499  (47.3%)
Females: 45,213  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  37.9 years
North Carolina median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 28704, 28715, 28732, 28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,423 (it was $32,772 in 2000)
Asheville:

$43,423
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,840

Asheville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $194,100 (it was $105,200 in 2000)
Asheville:

$194,100
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $238,199; Detached houses: $248,112; Townhouses or other attached units: $283,098; In 2-unit structures: $262,106; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $198,586; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,799; Mobile homes: $63,480; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,196

Median gross rent in 2012: $841.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 28715, 28801, 28803, 28805, 28806.

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  • White alone - 63,508 (76.2%)
  • Black alone - 11,024 (13.2%)
  • Hispanic - 5,455 (6.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1,776 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1,130 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 217 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 160 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 123 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Asheville: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (13.3%), English (12.6%), Irish (10.1%), United States (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%), Scottish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1797

Elevation: 2134 feet

Land area: 40.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,095 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Asheville:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Asheville city:

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

4,380 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 2.0% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This city:  5.7%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 156 registered sex offenders living in Asheville, North Carolina as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Asheville to the number of sex offenders is 549 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,682 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,620 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (100.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (507.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Biltmore Forest, NC (1.7 miles ), Woodfin, NC (2.0 miles ), Bent Creek, NC (2.4 miles ), Royal Pines, NC (2.7 miles ), Weaverville, NC (2.8 miles ), Avery Creek, NC (2.9 miles ), Fairview, NC (3.0 miles ), Swannanoa, NC (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 151 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 1998: 312 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 1999: 175 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2000: 163 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2001: 199 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2002: 208 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2003: 230 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2004: 367 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2005: 321 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2006: 458 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2007: 356 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2008: 344 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2009: 177 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2010: 238 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2011: 164 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2012: 202 buildings, average cost: $193,900

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Latitude: 35.58 N, Longitude: 82.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -42,612 (-49.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 31,331 (73.5%)

Area code: 828

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Crime rates in Asheville by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 411286241022256
per 100,000 5.81.416.911.48.62.85.413.72.72.72.65.97.0
Rapes 24424426361649273324312233
per 100,000 34.659.961.837.251.322.466.537.044.532.040.226.138.7
Robberies 238217197221251229206229251178165181141
per 100,000 342.9309.7276.7316.1357.8320.0279.6314.1338.2237.6214.1214.3165.3
Assaults 222215223201180187214239249211234236243
per 100,000 319.8306.9313.2287.5256.6261.3290.5327.8335.5281.6303.6279.5284.9
Burglaries 9699057909601,0879917931,014907821743753742
per 100,000 1396.01291.71109.41373.11549.61384.61076.41390.81222.11095.8964.1891.7869.9
Thefts 3,3162,9183,1123,5413,3713,6422,8342,8182,9512,5762,6382,8753,832
per 100,000 4777.34164.94370.45064.64805.85088.73846.83865.23976.33438.23423.03404.44492.6
Auto thefts 399436483502526633472417410304290321336
per 100,000 574.8622.3678.3718.0749.9884.4640.7572.0552.4405.7376.3380.1393.9
Arson 3545534829402551622581111
per 100,000 50.464.274.468.741.355.933.970.083.533.410.413.012.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 507.3480.2502.3526.3541.7509.3456.4482.7467.4380.1372.2358.2397.4

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Crime rate in Asheville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 246 (208 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Asheville tourist attractions:

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,461 (+3.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Asheville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.3 miles away from the Asheville city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 55.5 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Asheville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from Asheville center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Asheville center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buncombe County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Thomas Wolfe - Writer, Warren Haynes - Rock guitarist, Karl Anderson - Professional wrestler, Henry Russell Sanders - College football coach, Joseph Tydings - Politician, Franklin Graham - Christian minister, Angela Shelton - Documentary filmmaker, Erin O'Kelley - Beauty pageant winner, Bellamy Young - Artist, Bill Hendon - Politician.

Main business address for: INGLES MARKETS INC (RETAIL-GROCERY STORES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Asheville:

  • ASHEVILLE KIDNEY CENTER INC (Dialysis Facility, 1600 CENTREPARK DR)
  • CAREPARTNERS HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 68 SWEETEN CREEK ROAD)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 9 OLDE EASTWOOD VILLAGE BLVD)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE ASHEVILLE (Home Health Center, 200 RIDGEFIELD COURT)
  • MOUNTAIN AREA HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 85 ZILLICOA STREET)
  • ASHEVILLE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, 428 BILTMORE AVENUE 4TH FLOOR)
  • ASHEVILLE-OTEEN VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, provides emergency services, 1100 TUNNEL ROAD)
  • CHARTER ASHEVILLE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SY (Hospital, 60 CALEDONIA RD)
  • CHILES AVENUE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 22 CHILES AVENUE)
  • HIGHLAND HOSP (Hospital, provides emergency services, 49 ZILLICOA ST)
  • IRENE WORTHAM RESIDENTIAL CENTER-ROSE (Hospital, 1 ROSE STREET)
  • IWRC-DOGWOOD (Hospital, 2 ROSE STREET)
  • MEMORIAL MISSION HOSPITAL AND ASHEVILLE SURGERY CE (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 509 BILTMORE AVE)
  • MONTFORD GROUP HOME (Hospital, 406 MONTFORD AVE)
  • MOUNTAIN AREA HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, 21 BELVEDERE ROAD)
  • NEW STOCK ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, 122 WOODLAND HILLS ROAD)
  • ORA STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, 95 ORA STREET)
  • PISGAH GROUP HOME (Hospital, 28 PISGAHVIEW AVENUE)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (Hospital, 428 BILTMORE AVE)
  • THOMS REHABILITATION HOSP (Hospital, 68 SWEETEN CREEK RD)
  • WNC GROUP HOME-KENMORE (Hospital, 1 KENMORE STREET)
  • ASHEVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 91 VICTORIA RD)
  • ASTON PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 380 BREVARD RD)
  • BILTMORE MANOR INC (Nursing Home, 14 ALL SOULS CRESCENT)
  • BRIAN CENTER OF NURSING CARE (Nursing Home, 67 MOUNTAINBROOK ROAD)
  • EMERALD RIDGE REHAB AND CARE C (Nursing Home, 25 REYNOLDS MOUNTAIN BOULEVARD)
  • GIVENS HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 600 BARRETT LANE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - ASHEVILLE (Nursing Home, 500 BEAVERDAM RD)
  • GREGG RESTORATIVE CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, 428 BILTMORE AVE)
  • HILLHAVEN REHAB AND CONVALES CENTER (Nursing Home, 91 VICTORIA RD)
  • HILLSIDE STREET RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 141 HILLSIDE ST)
  • STONECREEK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 455 VICTORIA ROAD)
  • THE LAURELS OF GREENTREE RIDGE (Nursing Home, 70 SWEETEN CREEK ROAD)
  • THE LAURELS OF SUMMIT RIDGE (Nursing Home, 100 RICEVILLE ROAD)
  • VICTORIA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 455 VICTORIA ROAD)
  • WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOME (Nursing Home, 213 RICHMOND HILL DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Asheville, NC

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Local government website: www.ci.asheville.nc.us

Colleges/Universities in Asheville:

  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (Full-time enrollment: 3,135; Location: One University Hts; Public; Website: www.unca.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (FT enrollment: 2,312; Location: 340 Victoria Rd; Public; Website: www.abtech.edu)
  • South College-Asheville (FT enrollment: 188; Location: 29 Turtle Creek Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southcollegenc.edu)
  • Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts (FT enrollment: 45; Location: 382 Montford Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: daoisttraditions.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Asheville:

  • Western Carolina University (about 40 miles; Cullowhee, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,852)
  • Tusculum College (about 43 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • Furman University (about 46 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 52 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Bob Jones University (about 52 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 53 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,162)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 53 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)

Public high schools in Asheville:

Private high schools in Asheville:

  • ASHEVILLE SCHOOL INC (Students: 250; Location: 360 ASHEVILLE SCHOOL RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • TEMPLE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 189; Location: 985 1/2 PATTON AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CAROLINA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 48 WOODLAND HILLS RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ORTON ACADEMY (Students: 20; Location: 6 COLONIAL PL; Grades: 4 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Asheville:

Private elementary/middle schools in Asheville:

  • EMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 51 WILBURN PL; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ASHEVILLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: 12 CULVERN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NORTH ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 171; Location: 20 REYNOLDS MOUNTAIN BLVD; Grades: KG - 11)
  • RAINBOW MTN CHILDRENS SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 574 HAYWOOD RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NAZARENE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 385 HAZEL MILL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI LEARNING CENTER OF ASHEVILLE (Students: 54; Location: 1 SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ELIADA ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 2 COMPTON DR; Grades: 5 - 11)
  • ASHEVILLE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 15 JULIA ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NEW CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 56 WALTON ST; Grades: KG - 1)
  • KATUAH SUDBURY SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: 5 WOOLDAND DR; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Asheville

Library in Asheville:

  • BUNCOMBE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (Operating income: $4,880,906; Location: 67 HAYWOOD STREET; 529,360 books; 2,393 e-books; 43,741 audio materials; 15,859 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 875 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Eileen Fulton - actress was born in Asheville in 1933. She has played Lisa on "As the World Turns" (CBS-TV) since 1960.
  • medical center around Asheville: Family Care IMS (about 17 miles; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC) http://www.familycaremed.com please link to our site
  • include Warren Wilson College (www.warren-wilson.edu/main)in the list of colleges and universities in Asheville.
  • Montessori Learning Center of Asheville 1 School Rd. Asheville NC 28806- 828-259-9880 Fax: 828-259-9880 montessori-learningcenter.org Affiliation(s): PAMS Class Level(s): Toddler 3-6
  • Warren Wilson college in Swannanoa Montreat College in Black Mountain

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Notable locations in Asheville: Fairview (A), Country Club of Asheville (B), Grace Plaza (C), River Ridge Market Place (D), Parkway Plaza (E), Eliada Plaza (F), Biltmore Square (G), Biltmore Forest Center (H), Arden Plaza (I), Municipal Golf Course (J), Great Smokies Hilton (K), Beaver Lake Golf Course (L), Buncombe County Courthouse (M), CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital (N), Asheville Surgery Center (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northland Shopping Center (1), Westgate Regional Shopping Center (2), Innsbruck Mall (3), Eastvale Shopping Center (4), Asheville Mall (5), Town and Country Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Asheville include: New Salem Church (A), Azalea Church (B), Midway Church (C), Beaverdam Church (D), Harmony Hill Church (E), Grace Church (F), Fairmount Church (G), Deaver View Church (H), Cedar Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Hills Cemetery (1), Lewis Memorial Cemetery (2), Harkins Cemetery (3), Old Academy Cemetery (4), Woodlawn Cemetery (5), West Chapel Cemetery (6), Sunset Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Ashnoca (A), Asheville Recreation Park Lake (B), Lake Kenilworth (C), White Flawn Reservoir (D), Kenilworth Lake (E), Beaver Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rhododendron Creek (A), Haw Creek (B), Grassy Branch (C), Gashes Creek (D), Swannanoa River (E), Boring Mill Branch (F), Bent Creek (G), Buttermilk Creek (H), Moore Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Asheville include: Rhododendron Park (1), Memorial Stadium (2), Malvern Hills Park (3), Richmond Hill Park (4), Walton Street Park (5), Murry Hill Park (6), Patton Avenue Park (7), Montford Park (8), Weaver Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Asheville Art Museum (2 South Pack Square) (1), Friends of WNC Nature Center (Museums; 75 Gashes Creek Road) (2), Estes-Winn Memorial Automobile Museum (111 Grovewood Road) (3), Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum (2 South Pack Square) (4), Grovewood Gallery (Museums; 111 Grovewood Road) (5), Health Adventure (Museums; 2 South Pack Square) (6), Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center (56 Broadway Street) (7), Ad Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 40 Biltmore Avenue) (8), U S Government - Appalachian Highlands Inventory & Monitoring Networ- Interior Depart (Recreation Areas; 67 Ranger Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Haywood Park Hotel & Promenade (1 Battery Park Avenue) (1), Holiday Inn Asheville-Biltmore East (1450 Tunnel Road) (2), Carolina Insulation (14 Chapel Hill Road) (3), Days Inn (201 Tunnel Road) (4), Comfort Inn West (15 Crowell Road) (5), Asheville-Days Inn East (1500 Tunnel Rd) (6), Days Inn Biltmore East (1435 Tunnel Road) (7), Hampton Inn Asheville-I-26 Biltmore Squa (1 Rocky Ridge Road) (8), Haywood Park Hotel (1 Battery Park Ave) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: U S Government - U S District Court-Asheville- Bankruptcy Clerk (100 Otis Street) (1), North Carolina State Government - General Courts Of Justice- Clerk Of Superior Court- Of (60 Court Plaza) (2), Courts - Federal - Clerk's Office Information- District Courts- District C (100 Otis Street) (3), Federal Bureau of Investigation (151 Patton Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Buncombe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.6. This is about average.
City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.65. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.65
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Asheville and their reported violations in the past:

BILTMORE FORREST, TOWN OF (Population served: 1650, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-22-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-22-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2005)
DOT-MCDOWELL CO I-40 RA WBL (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
DOT-MCDOWELL CO I-40 RA EBL (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2004), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-08-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2002), St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2002)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
LINVILLE FALLS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
GILLESPIE GAP MAINTENANCE (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LINVILLE FALLS VISITORS CENTER (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CINNAMON WOODS (Population served: 250, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2004 and OCT-15-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2002), St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between DEC-01-2000 and DEC-07-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2001), St Formal NOV issued (APR-19-2001), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-11-2001), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUL-11-2001), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-18-2001 to DEC-07-2001)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
ROCKY KNOB MAIN AREA (Serves VA, Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Asheville that have no violations reported:

  • ASHEVILLE CITY OF (Population served: 125000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • MABRY MILL NO. 1 (Serves VA, Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKY KNOB PICNIC AREA (Serves VA, Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKY KNOB CABINS (Serves VA, Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JAMES RIVER VISITOR CENTER (Serves VA, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HUMPBACK ROCK VISITOR CENTER (Serves VA, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SMART VIEW PICNIC AREA (Serves VA, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HUMPBACK ROCK PICNIC AREA (Serves VA, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MABRY MILL NO. 2 (Serves VA, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BEAR LAKE RESERVE GOLDEN FARMS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.2%

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  49.4%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Asheville, NC

People in group quarters in Asheville in 2010:

  • 1,141 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,047 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 722 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 446 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 405 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 186 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 160 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 36 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 19 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Asheville in 2000:

  • 929 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 743 people in nursing homes
  • 598 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 457 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 119 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 91 people in other group homes
  • 90 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 71 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 49 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 35 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 12 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Asheville compared to North Carolina state average:

Asheville, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Asheville Civic Center. Capacity: 7,674.

Banks with most branches in Asheville (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Asheville Savings Bank, S.S.B.: Reynolds Branch, Asheville Savings Bank, S.S.b., 778 Merimon Ave Branch, 1012 Patton Avenue Branch, 10 South Tunnel Road Branch, Skyland Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $785.8 mil, Deposits: $625.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Asb Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Skyland Branch, West Asheville Branch, College Street Branch, North Asheville Branch, Biltmore Village Branch, Asheville Downtown. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: East Asheville Branch, Asheville Main Branch, Merrimon Avenue Branch, West Asheville Branch, South Asheville Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • HomeTrust Bank: Asheville Office Branch, Skyland Office Branch, Asheville Branch, Tunnel Road Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,578.5 mil, Deposits: $1,249.7 mil, headquarters in Clyde, NC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 20 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Asheville Branch, Leicester Hwy Branch, Skyland Branch, Merrimon Avenue Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • First Bank: South Asheville, Leicester Branch, The Bank Of Asheville Branch, Reynolds Office Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • 7 other banks with 13 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Asheville, North Carolina:

  • Howard Johnson Biltmore, 190 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28042 , Phone: (828) 274-2300
  • Econo Lodge, I-85 And Bessemer City Rd, Asheville, NC 28052 , Phone: (704) 867-1821
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1430 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28815 , Phone: (828) 298-5519, Fax: (828) 298-4739
  • Red Roof Inn #146, 16 Crowell Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 , Phone: (704) 667-9803, Fax: (704) 667-9810
  • American Court Motel, 85 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 , Phone: (828) 253-4427
  • Motel 6 Asheville, 1415 Tunl Rd, Asheville, NC 28805 , Phone: (828) 299-3040, Fax: (828) 298-3158
  • Ramada, 800 Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 , Phone: (828) 298-9141, Fax: (828) 298-6629
  • Econo Lodge East, I-40 Exit 55, Asheville, NC 28815 , Phone: (828) 298-5519
  • 43 other hotels and motels
All 51 fire-safe hotels and motels in Asheville, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Asheville travel time to work - commute


Asheville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Asheville:

(Asheville, North Carolina Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Asheville city (based on Buncombe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.61%
Here54.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church in America
Adherents51.1%13.4%7.5%4.5%3.0%
Congregations35.0%17.0%1.6%5.5%3.5%
NameEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.8%2.0%1.8%1.5%12.4%
Congregations3.2%2.3%0.6%4.2%27.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Buncombe County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Buncombe County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 111
Buncombe County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 240
Here:

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buncombe County:

21.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 43$183,667$51,2560$0
Other Government Administration 46$204,372$53,3140$0
Judicial and Legal 4$26,347$79,0410$0
Police Protection - Officers 184$641,741$41,8530$0
Police - Other 48$139,024$34,7560$0
Firefighters 227$792,229$41,8800$0
Fire - Other 5$27,206$65,2940$0
Streets and Highways 89$276,059$37,2210$0
Solid Waste Management 31$75,909$29,3840$0
Sewerage 19$47,568$30,0430$0
Parks and Recreation 114$334,254$35,1850$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$47,388$51,6960$0
Water Supply 129$358,048$33,3070$0
Transit 14$35,138$30,1180$0
Other and Unallocable 98$352,686$43,18612$17,876
Totals for Government 1,062$3,541,636$40,01812$17,876

Asheville government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $943,000 ($11.00)
    General - Other: $448,000 ($5.23)
    Sewerage: $239,000 ($2.79)
    Water Utilities: $103,000 ($1.20)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $16,972,000 ($198.01)
    Police Protection: $15,095,000 ($176.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,684,000 ($159.65)
    Liquor Stores: $12,929,000 ($150.84)
    Sewerage: $10,513,000 ($122.65)
    Regular Highways: $6,495,000 ($75.78)
    General - Other: $6,137,000 ($71.60)
    Transit Utilities: $4,048,000 ($47.23)
    Water Utilities: $3,879,000 ($45.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,755,000 ($43.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,356,000 ($39.15)
    Central Staff Services: $2,930,000 ($34.18)
    Financial Administration: $2,817,000 ($32.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,913,000 ($22.32)
    General Public Buildings: $995,000 ($11.61)
    Parking Facilities: $908,000 ($10.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $570,000 ($6.65)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $191,000 ($2.23)
    Health - Other: $125,000 ($1.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,251,000 ($14.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $62,000 ($0.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,145,000 ($13.36)
    Police Protection: $673,000 ($7.85)
    Regular Highways: $417,000 ($4.87)
    Water Utilities: $311,000 ($3.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $246,000 ($2.87)
    Parking Facilities: $221,000 ($2.58)
    General - Other: $175,000 ($2.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($1.81)
    Transit Utilities: $144,000 ($1.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000 ($1.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $49,000 ($0.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,205,000 ($504.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,641,000 ($30.81)

Asheville government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,131,000 ($223.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,800,000 ($32.67)
    Parking Facilities: $2,383,000 ($27.80)
    All Other: $2,284,000 ($26.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $874,000 ($10.20)
    Air Transportation: $100,000 ($1.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $33,000 ($0.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,810,000 ($44.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,723,000 ($20.10)
    Transit Utilities: $1,162,000 ($13.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,110,000 ($187.96)
    All Other: $659,000 ($7.69)
    Transit Utilities: $375,000 ($4.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,567,000 ($29.95)
    Rents: $1,437,000 ($16.77)
    Sale of Property: $1,193,000 ($13.92)
    General Revenue, NEC: $950,000 ($11.08)
    Donations From Private Sources: $510,000 ($5.95)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $14,335,000 ($167.25)
    Water Utilities: $7,189,000 ($83.87)
    Transit Utilities: $735,000 ($8.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,099,000 ($59.49)
    Highways: $2,327,000 ($27.15)
    Transit Utilities: $1,367,000 ($15.95)
    All Other: $551,000 ($6.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $49,000 ($0.57)
  • Tax - Property: $36,938,000 ($430.95)
    Other License: $1,976,000 ($23.05)
    NEC: $1,610,000 ($18.78)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,301,000 ($15.18)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $959,000 ($11.19)
    Motor Vehicle License: $309,000 ($3.61)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $308,000 ($3.59)
    Amusements Sales: $24,000 ($0.28)

Asheville government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,935,000 ($944.27)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,455,000 ($915.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,045,000 ($583.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,565,000 ($554.94)

Asheville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,520,000 ($554.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,367,000 ($750.97)

8.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.29%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($320 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Henderson County, NC  0.67% ($45,806 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.30% ($54,829)
from Madison County, NC  0.24% ($26,653)


6.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($354 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Henderson County, NC  0.88% ($44,461 average AGI)
to Haywood County, NC  0.29% ($31,500)
to Madison County, NC  0.25% ($27,719)

Strongest AM radio stations in Asheville:

  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSKY (1230 AM; 1 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MACON MEDIA, INC.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WHBK (1460 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Asheville:

  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W292CJ (106.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Asheville:

  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W41BQ (Channel 41; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJJV-LP (Channel 25; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W09AR (Channel 9; WEAVERVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W69DC (Channel 69; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W06AL (Channel 6; OTEEN/WARREN, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Asheville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 186
Total length: 1,271 meters (4,170ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,147,785
Total average daily truck traffic: 579,376

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 7
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 15
  • 1960-1969: 51
  • 1970-1979: 58
  • 1980-1989: 24
  • 1990-1999: 11
  • 2000-2009: 12
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Asheville, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Asheville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 198 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Asheville, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 117 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 494 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Asheville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 100 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Asheville)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 22 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED119$163,071514$201,9051,424$190,39249$115,82510$621,252312$194,5799$83,017
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$131,08833$162,27986$185,6975$99,6101$326,00022$156,3501$47,170
APPLICATIONS DENIED22$154,32972$195,979457$185,80432$153,6612$432,03079$195,5097$71,709
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$158,06371$206,875310$191,14911$95,6881$18,847,50068$177,7392$100,360
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$182,00816$194,49764$193,6551$64,6700$07$205,2802$70,720

Detailed mortgage data for all 25 tracts in Asheville, NC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 22 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED67$196,68333$214,6761$192,860
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$201,71620$214,8515$256,684
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$250,0015$247,5545$306,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$193,9907$244,7632$191,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$320,2903$229,0030$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 694
  • Hazardous Condition: 593
  • Service Call: 72
  • Good Intent Call: 29

Incident types - Asheville


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Asheville, NC

Most common first names in Asheville, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,15372.6 years
William1,04675.0 years
Mary1,00778.9 years
John88474.6 years
Robert70872.3 years
Charles58972.5 years
George45675.3 years
Margaret41179.5 years
Ruth36579.5 years
Helen33679.4 years
Most common last names in Asheville, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith49876.2 years
Jones38174.6 years
Williams36075.4 years
Davis34275.5 years
Brown31076.2 years
Johnson28675.3 years
Wilson27975.4 years
Miller25576.7 years
Moore22775.1 years
Rice20576.0 years
Businesses in Asheville, NC
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T5Long John Silver's3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lowe's2
Ace Hardware1Marriott6
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets4
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Applebee's3McDonald's11
Arby's3Men's Wearhouse1
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
AutoZone2Motherhood Maternity2
Banana Republic1New Balance6
Bath & Body Works2New York & Co1
Baymont Inn1Nike12
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot2
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster4Old Navy1
Brooks Brothers1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King5Outback Steakhouse1
CVS7Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panda Express1
Catherines1Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A4Payless1
Chico's1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut8
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Comfort Suites1Quiznos2
Cracker Barrel2RadioShack4
Curves2Ramada2
Dairy Queen3Red Lobster1
Days Inn3Red Roof Inn1
Dennys1Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza3Rodeway Inn2
DressBarn1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts4Ryan's Grill2
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In4
Ethan Allen1Sam's Club1
Extended Stay America1Sears3
FedEx37Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Soma Intimates1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
GNC4Sprint Nextel3
GameStop3Staples1
Gap1Starbucks9
Gymboree1Subway17
H&R Block8Super 81
Hardee's2T-Mobile7
Havertys Furniture1T.G.I. Driday's1
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn6Taco Bell4
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Home Depot2Target1
Hot Topic1Tire Kingdom1
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP2U-Haul13
J. Jill1U.S. Cellular7
J.Crew1UPS34
JCPenney1Urban Outfitters1
JoS. A. Bank1Vans3
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
KFC3Waffle House4
Kincaid2Walgreens4
Kmart4Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's5
La-Z-Boy1Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1Whole Foods Market1
Lane Furniture2YMCA6
LensCrafters2
Browse common businesses in Asheville, NC


Asheville on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 (28804) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #29 (28804) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (28704) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert Yanniello (14)
  • Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington (9)
  • Ian J. Timmins (8)
  • Kenneth R. Wilkes (7)
  • David G. Grabowska (7)
  • Thomas A. Gallo (7)
  • James Yanik (7)
  • Lawrence B. Farr (6)
  • Charles H. Leahy (6)
  • Robert Jastram (5)

Total of 252 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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