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Buncombe County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 244,490 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 206,330 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 42,098
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 23,883
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 60,275
Renter-occupied apartments: 34,431 (it was 25,501 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%

Land area: 656 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 368 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buncombe County: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: .

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Buncombe County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 114,770  (41.6%)
Females: 123,548  (58.4%)

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Buncombe County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Buncombe County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,675 ($36,666 in 1999)
This county:

$40675
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $636 (lower quartile is $437, upper quartile is $813)
This county:

$636
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $194,900 (it was $102,200 in 2000)
Buncombe County:

$194,900
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,600 - $307,500

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $234,389
Here:

$234,389
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $287,003
Here:

$287,003
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $162,458
Here:

$162,458
State:

$203,185

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $200,923
Here:

$200,923
State:

$158,140

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,407
Here:

$115,407
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $61,524
Here:

$61,524
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $13,817
Here:

$13,817
State:

$48,806
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,253
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $341

Institutionalized population: 4,085

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Buncombe County, NC map from a distance

Health of residents in Buncombe County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is worse than average.
78.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
70.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
67.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is more than average.
38.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,345 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,170 (0.7%)


Buncombe County household income distribution in 2009 Buncombe County home values distribution


Buncombe County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.5%

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.5%
Buncombe County:

16.5%
North Carolina:

16.3%
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.4%
Whole state:

12.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.5%

Area name: Asheville, NC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buncombe County is $522 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $596 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $799 a month.

Cities in this county include: Asheville, Black Mountain, Royal Pines, Swannanoa, Woodfin, Fairview, Weaverville, Biltmore Forest, Avery Creek, Bent Creek.

Buncombe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Buncombe County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.096 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.079 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 32 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.buncombecounty.org

Click to draw/clear Buncombe County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Buncombe County: Brookwood Golf Club (A), Camp Blackfoot (B), Camp Sequoyah (C), Camp Elliott (D), Camp Clark-Kennedy (E), Buncombe County Home (F), Asheville Steam Plant (G), Stony Fork Recreation Site (H), Bent Creek Experimental Station (I), Future Farmers of America Camp (J), Lake Powhatan Campground (K), Corner Rock Picnic Area (L), Lutheridge Camp (M), Fletcher Plaza (N), Fellowship of Southern Churchmen Camp (O), Blue Ridge Y M C A Camp (P), Asheville-Weaverville Speedway (Q), Biltmore House (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Erwin Hills Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Buncombe County include: Gudger Chapel (A), Happy Valley Church (B), Hominy Church (C), Ivy Hill Church (D), Ivy Park Church (E), Jones View Church (F), Oak Grove Church (G), North Black Mountain Church (H), Nativity Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mc Kinney Cemetery (1), Maple Cemetery (2), Maney Cemetery (3), Trull Cemetery (4), Long Shoals Cemetery (5), Hice Hill Cemetery (6), Hunter Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Lake Coma (A), Lake Julian (B), Skelton Twin Lakes (C), Lake Powhatan (D), Camp Deer Lake (E), Long Valley Lake (F), Craggy Dam Reservoir (G), Sherwood Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hominy Creek (A), Hogpen Branch (B), Hogeye Branch (C), Dix Creek (D), Peach Orchard Creek (E), Dick Branch (F), Hawkbill Creek (G), Haw Branch (H), Grice Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buncombe County include: Beaverdam Wildlife Restoration Area (1), Powhatan Recreation Area (2), Westside Community Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Haywood County , Henderson County , McDowell County , Madison County , Rutherford County , Transylvania County , Yancey County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 10,777
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,964 (34% naturalized citizens)

Buncombe County:

3.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.4%

Buncombe County marital status for males
Buncombe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Buncombe County with a mortgage: 26,711 (2,745 second mortgage, 4,612 home equity loan, 146 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,105

Here:

62.4% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.61%
Here54.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 112,672
Total congregations: 311

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church in America
Adherents57,532 (51.1%)15,043 (13.4%)8,470 (7.5%)5,092 (4.5%)3,396 (3.0%)
Congregations109 (35.0%)53 (17.0%)5 (1.6%)17 (5.5%)11 (3.5%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3,178 (2.8%)2,231 (2.0%)2,000 (1.8%)1,733 (1.5%)13,997 (12.4%)
Congregations10 (3.2%)7 (2.3%)2 (0.6%)13 (4.2%)84 (27.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Buncombe County - Asheville, Black Mountain, Royal Pines, Swannanoa, Woodfin

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Buncombe 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
This county:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 240
Buncombe County:

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Buncombe County:

15.3%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Buncombe County:

Average size of farms: 80 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,314
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $755.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.50%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,943
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,487
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.81%
Corn for grain: 99 harvested acres
Vegetables: 471 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 117 acres

Tornado activity:

Buncombe County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 2.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/6/1977, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buncombe County-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 81.6 miles away from the county 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 94.4 miles away from the county 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 24.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from Buncombe County center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Buncombe County (%):





Buncombe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 78,890 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 12,888 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 682 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 115 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 116 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 219 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,971 (2%)
  • Other means: 505 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,731 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Buncombe County, North Carolina in 2000:

People in group quarters in Buncombe County, North Carolina in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $48,661.

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%

3.11% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($15,090 average AGI)
5.09% relocated from other states ($29,459 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

5.09%
North Carolina average:

4.34%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Wake County, NC  0.19% ($37,942)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.18% ($44,073)
from McDowell County, NC  0.13% ($35,279)
from Transylvania County, NC  0.12% ($39,891)


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%

3.26% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($18,272 average AGI)
3.26% relocated to other states ($18,301 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

3.26%
North Carolina average:

3.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.24% ($38,015)
to McDowell County, NC  0.17% ($30,613)
to Wake County, NC  0.15% ($39,552)
to Greenville County, SC  0.10% ($38,624)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Buncombe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Buncombe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Buncombe County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 37,852 (31,486 aged, 6,366 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17963.19
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 472
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44915.62

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1207.990
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1044.880
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.94

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.62
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 106.450

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.51

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 52.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.1
  • Other - 28.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 140.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.9
  • Poisoning - 26.7
  • Suffocation - 20.7
  • Other - 8.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 230,645

Size of family households: 29,948 2-persons, 14,347 3-persons, 10,298 4-persons, 4,148 5-persons, 1,505 6-persons, 791 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,622 1-person, 7,040 2-persons, 1,226 3-persons, 333 4-persons, 99 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

94.1% of residents of Buncombe County speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,357,481,000 ($6294 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $96,212,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $611,316,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $247,131,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,304,000
Federal grants: $222,613,000
Federal procurement contracts: $107,735,000 ($48,691,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $161,382,000 ($12,399,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $15,570,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $25,882,000
Federal Government insurance: $102,858,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,274
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,430
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,564
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +8,449
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Buncombe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 24.66 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 490
  • 3 rooms: 1,595
  • 4 rooms: 8,743
  • 5 rooms: 16,268
  • 6 rooms: 13,858
  • 7 rooms: 8,917
  • 8 rooms: 5,213
  • 9+ rooms: 5,168
  • 1 room: 732
  • 2 rooms: 1,835
  • 3 rooms: 4,090
  • 4 rooms: 8,370
  • 5 rooms: 5,860
  • 6 rooms: 2,806
  • 7 rooms: 1,111
  • 8 rooms: 448
  • 9+ rooms: 249
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 54
  • 1 bedroom: 1,698
  • 2 bedrooms: 16,722
  • 3 bedrooms: 32,346
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,753
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,702
  • no bedroom: 953
  • 1 bedroom: 5,668
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,899
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,152
  • 4 bedrooms: 672
  • 5+ bedrooms: 157
Cars and other vehicles available in Buncombe County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,747
  • 1 vehicle: 17,036
  • 2 vehicles: 26,092
  • 3 vehicles: 10,812
  • 4 vehicles: 2,681
  • 5+ vehicles: 907
  • no vehicle: 3,861
  • 1 vehicle: 12,047
  • 2 vehicles: 7,750
  • 3 vehicles: 1,423
  • 4 vehicles: 263
  • 5+ vehicles: 157

54% of Buncombe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in North Carolina.

Buncombe County:

53.9%
State average:

54.4%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $100,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buncombe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34.5%)
  • Electricity (34.4%)
  • Utility gas (18.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.4%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Electricity (46.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24.7%)
  • Utility gas (22.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.9%)
  • Wood (2.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,970
Here:

9.3%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 738
Here:

7.6%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,024
Here:

21.3%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Buncombe County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Buncombe County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Buncombe County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Buncombe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Buncombe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Buncombe County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full 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 ORIGINATED549$169,8511,649$214,8005,866$198,050167$128,77814$699,429818$221,936191$105,005
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$158,68293$197,161356$197,52521$101,3331$326,00058$172,70723$82,870
APPLICATIONS DENIED124$154,089244$202,9671,900$206,012135$146,3632$461,500227$237,912179$86,358
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN78$166,000229$223,2011,250$198,73749$114,4291$21,000,000173$214,15670$89,971
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS25$162,68054$208,778278$208,1047$109,4290$026$206,38512$84,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED206$226,150116$215,5349$181,4441$86,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED75$243,58759$247,61015$272,0001$63,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$261,19424$231,7928$378,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$227,41219$248,6322$191,5001$63,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$338,7508$265,3751$546,0000$0
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Buncombe County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,58672.4 years
William1,45575.4 years
Mary1,36578.9 years
John1,22075.0 years
Robert96772.4 years
Charles79672.8 years
George61175.2 years
Margaret54379.9 years
Ruth47879.8 years
Helen46279.5 years
Most common last names in Buncombe County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith61876.1 years
Jones47674.9 years
Davis46275.8 years
Williams45575.9 years
Brown39675.7 years
Wilson37375.8 years
Johnson34375.7 years
Miller32576.7 years
Roberts31474.1 years
Moore30175.4 years
Businesses in Buncombe County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1LensCrafters2
AT&T5Little Caesars Pizza5
Abercrombie & Fitch1Long John Silver's3
Ace Hardware3Lowe's4
Aeropostale1Marriott6
American Eagle Outfitters1Marshalls1
Applebee's3MasterBrand Cabinets13
Arby's6Maurices1
Ashley Furniture2McDonald's13
AutoZone2Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity2
Baymont Inn1New Balance5
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike12
Blockbuster5Office Depot2
Brooks Brothers1OfficeMax2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy2
Burger King7Olive Garden1
CVS11Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panda Express1
Chick-Fil-A4Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery2Penske4
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart2
Comfort Inn2Pier 1 Imports2
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut10
Cracker Barrel3Quality2
Curves5Quiznos2
Dairy Queen5RadioShack4
Days Inn3Ramada2
Decora Cabinetry2Red Lobster1
Dennys2Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza3Rite Aid5
DressBarn1Rodeway Inn2
Dunkin Donuts4Rue211
Eddie Bauer1Ryan's Grill2
Ethan Allen1SONIC Drive-In6
Extended Stay America1Sam's Club1
FedEx49Sears3
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sleep Inn2
Foot Locker1Soma Intimates1
GNC7Spencer Gifts1
GameStop5Sprint Nextel3
Gap1Staples1
Goodwill1Starbucks12
Gymboree1Subway25
H&R Block11Super 82
Hardee's2T-Mobile10
Havertys Furniture1T.G.I. Driday's1
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn6Taco Bell5
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Home Depot2Target2
Hot Topic1Tire Kingdom1
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP4U-Haul20
J. Jill1U.S. Cellular10
J.Crew1UPS42
JCPenney1Urban Outfitters1
JoS. A. Bank1Vans2
Jones New York6Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
KFC5Waffle House6
Kincaid4Walgreens5
Kmart4Walmart4
Kohl's1Wendy's6
La-Z-Boy2Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1Whole Foods Market1
Lane Furniture5YMCA8
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