Asheville, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 87,236 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.6%
Males: 42,139  (48.3%)
Females: 45,097  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  37.6 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,558 (it was $32,772 in 2000)
Asheville:

$42,558
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,195 (it was $20,024 in 2000)

Asheville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $209,800 (it was $105,200 in 2000)
Asheville:

$209,800
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $258,447; Detached houses: $268,283; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,133; In 2-unit structures: $213,961; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $186,694; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $254,804; Mobile homes: $84,327

Median gross rent in 2013: $866.

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  • Races in Asheville, NC (2013)

    Asheville races chart
    • 65,99976.7%White alone
    • 10,61312.3%Black alone
    • 5,7966.7%Hispanic
    • 1,7072.0%Asian alone
    • 1,5271.8%Two or more races
    • 2410.3%American Indian alone
    • 1090.1%Other race alone
    • 170.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Asheville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Asheville: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.3%), English (12.2%), Irish (10.7%), United States (10.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), Scottish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1797

Elevation: 2134 feet

Land area: 40.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,132 people per square mile   (low).

Asheville,NC real estate house value index trend

Asheville, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Asheville:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Asheville city:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

5,869 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 2.4% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

6.7%
North Carolina:

7.6%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 173 registered sex offenders living in Asheville, North Carolina as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Asheville to the number of sex offenders is 495 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,831 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,828 (1.0%)

Asheville satellite photo by USGS

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.58 N, Longitude: 82.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +45,296 (+51.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 32,677 (77.6%)

Area code: 828

Asheville household income distribution Asheville home values distribution

Crime rates in Asheville by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 11286241022256
per 100,000 1.416.911.48.62.85.413.72.72.72.65.97.0
Rapes 424426361649273324312233
per 100,000 59.961.837.251.322.466.537.044.532.040.226.138.7
Robberies 217197221251229206229251178165181141
per 100,000 309.7276.7316.1357.8320.0279.6314.1338.2237.6214.1214.3165.3
Assaults 215223201180187214239249211234236243
per 100,000 306.9313.2287.5256.6261.3290.5327.8335.5281.6303.6279.5284.9
Burglaries 9057909601,0879917931,014907821743753742
per 100,000 1,291.71,109.41,373.11,549.61,384.61,076.41,390.81,222.11,095.8964.1891.7869.9
Thefts 2,9183,1123,5413,3713,6422,8342,8182,9512,5762,6382,8753,832
per 100,000 4,164.94,370.45,064.64,805.85,088.73,846.83,865.23,976.33,438.23,423.03,404.44,492.6
Auto thefts 436483502526633472417410304290321336
per 100,000 622.3678.3718.0749.9884.4640.7572.0552.4405.7376.3380.1393.9
Arson 45534829402551622581111
per 100,000 64.274.468.741.355.933.970.083.533.410.413.012.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.0) 482.2504.4528.5544.0511.4458.3484.7469.4381.7373.8359.7399.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Asheville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 249 (213 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
North Carolina average:

2.39

Asheville tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,461 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Asheville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Asheville, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Asheville-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 40% 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 slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from Asheville center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 197.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 189.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 113.8 miles away from Asheville center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 117.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Asheville topographic map

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 in Asheville:

  • ASHEVILLE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (428 BILTMORE AVENUE 4TH FLOOR)
  • ASHEVILLE-OTEEN VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, provides emergency services, 1100 TUNNEL ROAD)
  • CHILES AVENUE GROUP HOME (22 CHILES AVENUE)
  • HIGHLAND HOSP (provides emergency services, 49 ZILLICOA ST)
  • IWRC-DOGWOOD (2 ROSE STREET)
  • MONTFORD GROUP HOME (406 MONTFORD AVE)
  • MOUNTAIN AREA HOSPICE, INC (21 BELVEDERE ROAD)
  • ORA STREET GROUP HOME (95 ORA STREET)
  • PISGAH GROUP HOME (28 PISGAHVIEW AVENUE)
  • THOMS REHABILITATION HOSP (68 SWEETEN CREEK RD)
  • WNC GROUP HOME-KENMORE (1 KENMORE STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Asheville:

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Colleges/Universities in Asheville:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (Full-time enrollment: 6,992; Location: 340 Victoria Rd; Public; Website: www.abtech.edu)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (FT enrollment: 3,312; Location: One University Hts; Public; Website: www.unca.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • South College-Asheville (FT enrollment: 295; Location: 140 Sweeten Creek Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southcollegenc.edu)
  • Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts (FT enrollment: 150; Location: 382 Montford Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: daoisttraditions.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Carolina College of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 87; Location: 85 Tunnel Road; Private, for-profit; Website: carolinacollege.com/)
  • Center for Massage & Natural Health (FT enrollment: 42; Location: 16 Eagle Street, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: centerformassage.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Asheville:

  • North Greenville University (about 37 miles; Tigerville, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Western Carolina University (about 39 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 40 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Tusculum College (about 43 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Furman University (about 47 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 50 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Bob Jones University (about 51 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)

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

Main business address in Asheville: INGLES MARKETS INC (A). Display/hide its location 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.5. This is about average.

City:

74.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 45.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.98
U.S.:

9.14

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

ASHEVILLE CITY OF (Population served: 124,300, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-11-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-11-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2014)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-02-2009, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2009)
BILTMORE FOREST, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,356, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-19-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-27-2010), St Case dropped (NOV-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2012)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-02-2009, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2007)
ROCKY KNOB MAIN AREA (Serves VA, Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
LINVILLE FALLS VISITORS CENTER (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BUFFALO MOUNTAIN (Population served: 187, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-12-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-12-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-02-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-12-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-12-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-02-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2010)
  • 60 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
COUNTRY PLACE S/D (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2009)
USFS-BADIN LAKE CAMPGROUND (Address: US FOREST SERVICE - ASHEVILLE , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-10-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MARKET CENTER EXPRESS (Address: MARKET CENTER EXPRESS, INC , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • MABRY MILL NO. 1 (Serves VA, Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTRIDGE OUTDOOR RESORTS (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKY KNOB PICNIC AREA (Serves VA, Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LINVILLE FALLS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GILLESPIE GAP MAINTENANCE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHWEST TRADING POST (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROAN MOUNTAIN (Address: US FOREST SERVICE - ASHEVILLE , Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KINGS MOUTAIN REC AREA (Address: US FOREST SERVICE - ASHEVILLE , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FRENCH BROAD RIVER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BEAR LAKE RESERVE GOLDEN FARMS (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.0%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 41.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.1% for American Indian residents, 10.7% for other race residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)
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

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, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Asheville compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
North Carolina average:

12.4

Asheville travel time to work - commute Asheville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Asheville:

(Asheville, North Carolina Neighborhood Map)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant82,696245
Mainline Protestant23,72490
Catholic8,8325
Other4,66826
Black Protestant2,01913
Orthodox4443
None115,753-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 53$243,542$55,1421$1,275
Other Government Administration 35$178,816$61,3083$8,953
Judicial and Legal 6$38,818$77,6360$0
Police Protection - Officers 192$713,654$44,6030$0
Police - Other 12$41,189$41,1890$0
Firefighters 168$682,184$48,7270$0
Fire - Other 2$7,443$44,6580$0
Streets and Highways 67$232,926$41,7180$0
Health 4$13,337$40,0114$15,657
Solid Waste Management 32$87,252$32,7200$0
Sewerage 108$357,864$39,7630$0
Parks and Recreation 188$847,220$54,07816$22,975
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$11,783$47,1320$0
Natural Resources 21$67,675$38,6710$0
Water Supply 31$109,015$42,1991$1,986
Transit 32$119,206$44,7020$0
Other and Unallocable 121$466,700$46,28440$44,663
Totals for Government 1,075$4,218,624$47,09265$95,509

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $943,000 ($10.81)
    General - Other: $448,000 ($5.14)
    Sewerage: $239,000 ($2.74)
    Water Utilities: $103,000 ($1.18)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $16,972,000 ($194.55)
    Police Protection: $15,095,000 ($173.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,684,000 ($156.86)
    Liquor Stores: $12,929,000 ($148.21)
    Sewerage: $10,513,000 ($120.51)
    Regular Highways: $6,495,000 ($74.45)
    General - Other: $6,137,000 ($70.35)
    Transit Utilities: $4,048,000 ($46.40)
    Water Utilities: $3,879,000 ($44.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,755,000 ($43.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,356,000 ($38.47)
    Central Staff Services: $2,930,000 ($33.59)
    Financial Administration: $2,817,000 ($32.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,913,000 ($21.93)
    General Public Buildings: $995,000 ($11.41)
    Parking Facilities: $908,000 ($10.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $570,000 ($6.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $191,000 ($2.19)
    Health - Other: $125,000 ($1.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,251,000 ($14.34)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $62,000 ($0.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,145,000 ($13.13)
    Police Protection: $673,000 ($7.71)
    Regular Highways: $417,000 ($4.78)
    Water Utilities: $311,000 ($3.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $246,000 ($2.82)
    Parking Facilities: $221,000 ($2.53)
    General - Other: $175,000 ($2.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($1.78)
    Transit Utilities: $144,000 ($1.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000 ($1.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $49,000 ($0.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,205,000 ($495.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,641,000 ($30.27)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,131,000 ($219.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,800,000 ($32.10)
    Parking Facilities: $2,383,000 ($27.32)
    All Other: $2,284,000 ($26.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $874,000 ($10.02)
    Air Transportation: $100,000 ($1.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $33,000 ($0.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,810,000 ($43.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,723,000 ($19.75)
    Transit Utilities: $1,162,000 ($13.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,110,000 ($184.67)
    All Other: $659,000 ($7.55)
    Transit Utilities: $375,000 ($4.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,567,000 ($29.43)
    Rents: $1,437,000 ($16.47)
    Sale of Property: $1,193,000 ($13.68)
    General Revenue, NEC: $950,000 ($10.89)
    Donations From Private Sources: $510,000 ($5.85)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $14,335,000 ($164.32)
    Water Utilities: $7,189,000 ($82.41)
    Transit Utilities: $735,000 ($8.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,099,000 ($58.45)
    Highways: $2,327,000 ($26.67)
    Transit Utilities: $1,367,000 ($15.67)
    All Other: $551,000 ($6.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $49,000 ($0.56)
  • Tax - Property: $36,938,000 ($423.43)
    Other License: $1,976,000 ($22.65)
    NEC: $1,610,000 ($18.46)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,301,000 ($14.91)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $959,000 ($10.99)
    Motor Vehicle License: $309,000 ($3.54)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $308,000 ($3.53)
    Amusements Sales: $24,000 ($0.28)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,935,000 ($927.77)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,455,000 ($899.34)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,045,000 ($573.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,565,000 ($545.25)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,520,000 ($544.73)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,367,000 ($737.85)

7.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, NC  0.65% ($38,845 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.27% ($38,110)
from Madison County, NC  0.26% ($27,185)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henderson County, NC  0.77% ($38,312 average AGI)
to Haywood County, NC  0.24% ($31,450)
to Madison County, NC  0.24% ($26,907)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 245Number of bridges
  • 1,649m5,410ftTotal length
  • $180,000Total costs
  • 5,402,816Total average daily traffic
  • 760,512Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 71920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 191950-1959
  • 721960-1969
  • 831970-1979
  • 291980-1989
  • 131990-1999
  • 132000-2009
  • 12010-2012
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

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2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

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

Incident types - Asheville

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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 Bowling1Lane Bryant1
AT&T5Lane Furniture2
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters2
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza3
Advance Auto Parts4Long John Silver's3
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott6
Applebee's3MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's3Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's11
Audi1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone2Motel 61
Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity2
Barnes & Noble2New Balance6
Bath & Body Works2New York & Co1
Baymont Inn1Nike12
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Office Depot2
Blockbuster4OfficeMax1
Brooks Brothers1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King5Outback1
CVS7Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panda Express1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A4Payless1
Chico's1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut8
Comfort Inn1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Cracker Barrel2Quiznos2
Curves2RadioShack4
Dairy Queen3Ramada2
Days Inn3Red Lobster1
Dennys1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza3Rite Aid3
DressBarn1Rodeway 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
Ford1Sprint Nextel3
GNC4Staples1
GameStop3Starbucks9
Gap1Subaru1
Gymboree1Subway17
H&R Block8Super 81
Hardee's2T-Mobile7
Havertys Furniture1T.G.I. Driday's1
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton5Taco Bell4
Holiday Inn6Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot2Tire Kingdom1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
Howard Johnson1U-Haul13
Hyundai1U.S. Cellular7
IHOP2UPS34
J. Jill1Urban Outfitters1
J.Crew1Vans3
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York1Volkswagen1
Journeys1Waffle House4
Justice1Walgreens4
KFC3Walmart2
Kincaid2Wendy's5
Kmart4Wet Seal1
Kohl's1Whole Foods Market1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA6

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+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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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