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Buncombe County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 261,191 (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: 398 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Buncombe County: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.9%), Retail trade (11.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Buncombe County, NC (2019)
    • 217,18183.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 17,9476.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 16,3496.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,0261.9%Two or more races
    • 3,3731.3%Asian alone
    • 1,0490.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3140.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1800.07%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.0 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 125,255  (48.0%)
Females: 135,936  (52.0%)
Average household size:
Buncombe County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,970 ($36,666 in 1999)
This county:

$54,970
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $924 (lower quartile is $637, upper quartile is $1,230)
This county:

$924
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $275,400 (it was $102,200 in 2000)
Buncombe:

$275,400
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $173,200 - $408,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $371,954
Here:

$371,954
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $244,461
Here:

$244,461
State:

$217,635

In 2-unit structures: $383,894
Here:

$383,894
State:

$185,455

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $359,183
Here:

$359,183
State:

$181,079

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $419,650
Here:

$419,650
State:

$231,999

Mobile homes: $108,763
Here:

$108,763
State:

$77,551

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,394
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $414

Institutionalized population: 4,085

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 30
  • Assaults: 119
  • Burglaries: 980
  • Thefts: 1369
  • Auto thefts: 261
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 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
77.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
72.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
66.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.
38.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 966 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 1998: 1110 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 1999: 1035 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2000: 991 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2001: 1142 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2002: 1330 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2003: 1394 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2004: 1681 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2005: 1902 buildings, average cost: $208,200
  • 2006: 2026 buildings, average cost: $228,400
  • 2007: 1559 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2008: 1011 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2009: 621 buildings, average cost: $215,100
  • 2010: 604 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2011: 543 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 2012: 646 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2013: 812 buildings, average cost: $246,700
  • 2014: 901 buildings, average cost: $271,800
  • 2015: 1042 buildings, average cost: $278,800
  • 2016: 1226 buildings, average cost: $272,400
  • 2017: 1316 buildings, average cost: $287,400
  • 2018: 1429 buildings, average cost: $297,700
  • 2019: 1406 buildings, average cost: $301,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Buncombe, NC residents
Average permit cost in Buncombe, NC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,781 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,609 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Buncombe, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Buncombe, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Buncombe, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.2%
Buncombe County:

12.2%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.3% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.9% for American Indian residents, 3.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 16.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.0 years old
(Males: 40.5 years old, Females: 43.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 37.5 years old, American Indian residents: 24.7 years old, Asian residents: 38.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.2 years old, Other race residents: 25.1 years old)

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

2018 air pollution in Buncombe County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Kern County, California , Crittenden County, Arkansas , Greene County , Mississippi County, Arkansas , McDowell County , Polk County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Buncombe, NC
County total employment by year in Buncombe, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Buncombe, NC

Current college students: 10,777
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 20,545 (37.6% naturalized citizens)

Buncombe County:

7.9%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,7362010 or later
  • 5,8302000 to 2009
  • 3,1591990 to 1999
  • 1,4571980 to 1989
  • 6731970 to 1979
  • 1,450Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 78,946
  • One, attached: 3,410
  • Two: 3,544
  • 3 or 4: 5,403
  • 5 to 9: 7,353
  • 10 to 19: 5,952
  • 20 to 49: 3,420
  • 50 or more: 4,536
  • Mobile homes: 15,311
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 114

Housing units in Buncombe County with a mortgage: 37,884 (380 second mortgage, 3,825 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28,409

Here:

56.9% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Buncombe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant82,696245
Mainline Protestant23,72490
Catholic8,8325
Other4,66826
Black Protestant2,01913
Orthodox4443
None115,753-
Buncombe County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Buncombe County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This 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.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 240
This county:

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Buncombe County:

8.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Buncombe County:

21.2%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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

Earthquake activity:

Buncombe County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.9 miles away from Buncombe County center
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 119.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 300.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 196.7 miles away from Buncombe County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 191.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 03, 2013 to July 14, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4146: September 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4146, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • North Carolina Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1871: February 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1871, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to October 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1134: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1134, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 09, 1977, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-542: November 09, 1977, FEMA Id: 542, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Buncombe County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Buncombe

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 121,028 (79.6%)
  • Carpooled: 10,607 (7.0%)
  • Bus: 649 (0.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 229 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,851 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 282 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 3,109 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 14,358 (9.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • Moldova (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Buncombe County


  • English (17%)
  • American (14%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (7%)
  • European (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,718 people in nursing homes
  • 1,718 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,014 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 465 people in state prisons
  • 457 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 248 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 239 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 154 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 122 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 114 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 111 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 99 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 91 people in other group homes
  • 90 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 52 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 49 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 48 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 34 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 12 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 11 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 9 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 2,228 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,980 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 722 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 577 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 575 people in state prisons
  • 446 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 229 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 200 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 198 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 164 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 156 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 48 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 47 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 40 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,497.

8.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.02%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

3.25% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,727 average AGI)
5.17% relocated from other states ($39,669 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

5.17%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, NC  0.73% ($43,036 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.27% ($39,860)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.24% ($67,184)
from Madison County, NC  0.23% ($39,788)
from Wake County, NC  0.19% ($47,271)
from McDowell County, NC  0.12% ($39,167)
from Greenville County, SC  0.09% ($57,367)


7.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,862 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

3.52% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($21,777 average AGI)
3.51% relocated to other states ($23,842 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

3.51%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henderson County, NC  1.13% ($48,051 average AGI)
to Haywood County, NC  0.35% ($40,935)
to Madison County, NC  0.28% ($39,947)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.23% ($47,342)
to McDowell County, NC  0.17% ($37,186)
to Wake County, NC  0.15% ($50,882)
to Greenville County, SC  0.13% ($67,953)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.6

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 from 2007 to 2019: 10.0

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 population in Buncombe County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Buncombe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Buncombe County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Buncombe County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Buncombe County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Buncombe County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Buncombe County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 41,433 (33,690 aged, 7,743 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,063 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Buncombe County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,087)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,555)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,518)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,498)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,365)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (2,022)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,696)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,162)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (987)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (795)

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: 17,963
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 472
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,916

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,208
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,045
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 106

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

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: 261,191
  • Male householders: 52,467 (13,600 living alone), Female householders: 54,274 (19,579 living alone)
  • 50,015 spouses (49,060 opposite-sex spouses), 6,812 unmarried partners, (6,096 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 60,399 children (56,796 natural, 1,701 adopted, 1,902 stepchildren), 5,085 grandchildren, 2,304 brothers or sisters, 4,623 parents, 213 foster children, 4,652 other relatives, 13,529 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 6,818

Size of family households: 32,634 2-persons, 14,476 3-persons, 12,206 4-persons, 2,446 5-persons, 1,298 6-persons, 615 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 33,179 1-person, 8,746 2-persons, 726 3-persons, 415 4-persons.

30,594 married couples with children.
11,397 single-parent households (2,784 men, 8,613 women).

91.5% of residents of Buncombe speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,357,481,000 ($6,294 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:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • 9,8152014 or later
  • 4,4942010 to 2013
  • 16,5452000 to 2009
  • 24,3201990 to 1999
  • 18,0301980 to 1989
  • 17,1531970 to 1979
  • 9,9701960 to 1969
  • 7,5451950 to 1959
  • 4,6261940 to 1949
  • 15,4911939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • 4301 room
  • 902 rooms
  • 1,3433 rooms
  • 6,3304 rooms
  • 13,2555 rooms
  • 14,8576 rooms
  • 13,2657 rooms
  • 6,6378 rooms
  • 10,0869+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • 4,0221 room
  • 1,6162 rooms
  • 5,5653 rooms
  • 9,8144 rooms
  • 9,4405 rooms
  • 6,3296 rooms
  • 2,1517 rooms
  • 7298 rooms
  • 7829+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • 430no bedroom
  • 1,2811 bedroom
  • 13,1552 bedrooms
  • 38,0813 bedrooms
  • 10,3984 bedrooms
  • 2,9485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • 4,137no bedroom
  • 6,7391 bedroom
  • 18,2972 bedrooms
  • 9,9753 bedrooms
  • 1,0524 bedrooms
  • 2485+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Buncombe County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Buncombe County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buncombe County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,230no vehicle
  • 17,3721 vehicle
  • 28,5102 vehicles
  • 12,7193 vehicles
  • 4,9464 vehicles
  • 1,5165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Buncombe County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buncombe County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5,295no vehicle
  • 19,1431 vehicle
  • 11,6852 vehicles
  • 3,4233 vehicles
  • 6594 vehicles
  • 2435+ vehicles

87.2% of Buncombe County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in North Carolina.

Buncombe County:

87.2%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 133,213
  • Other state: 105,211
  • Northeast: 25,556
  • Midwest: 19,283
  • South: 49,026
  • West: 11,346
Year householders moved into unit in Buncombe County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buncombe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 55.9%Electricity
  • 21.7%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.4%Electricity
  • 10.0%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,006
Here:

15.4%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,027
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,739
Here:

16.2%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Buncombe County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $25,693,000
  • Charges - Air Transportation: $16,349,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,286,000
    Higher Education - Other: $7,659,000
    Hospital Public: $5,959,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,669,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,505,000
    Other: $2,807,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,813,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $887,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $401,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $392,000
    Parking Facilities: $239,000
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,084,000
    Air Transportation: $14,346,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,091,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,068,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,340,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,070,000
    General Public Buildings: $763,000
    Health - Other: $209,000
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $297,424,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $58,657,000
    Police Protection: $51,261,000
    Other Higher Education: $50,922,000
    Housing and Community Development: $33,823,000
    General - Other: $29,405,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,667,000
    Health - Other: $16,955,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,996,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,721,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,136,000
    Air Transportation: $8,345,000
    Financial Administration: $7,605,000
    Libraries: $5,112,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,622,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,328,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,279,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,684,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $32,087,000
    Air Transportation: $5,009,000
    Other: $4,366,000
    Education: $3,165,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,001,000
    General Local Government Support: $87,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,985,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,281,000
    Other - Health - Other: $115,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,393,000
    Other: $3,581,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,389,000
    Transit Utilities: $995,000
    Health and Hospitals: $350,000
    Housing and Community Development: $215,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $452,280,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,853,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,303,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,968,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,312,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,657,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,432,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,381,000
    Rents: $1,985,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,849,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,001,000
    Sale of Property: $782,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,775,000
    Financial Administration: $2,671,000
    Police Protection: $2,191,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,259,000
    Air Transportation: $624,000
    Central Staff Services: $239,000
    General - Other: $157,000
    Transit Utilities: $117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $105,388,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $48,000
    Beginning: $45,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,771,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $234,913,000
    Other: $5,733,000
    Public Welfare: $3,063,000
    General Local Government Support: $846,000
    Transit Utilities: $829,000
    Health and Hospitals: $496,000
  • Tax - Property: $216,758,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $84,965,000
    Other Selective Sales: $23,324,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,926,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,778,000
    Other License: $2,139,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $830,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $194,328,000

Buncombe County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $25,693,000
  • Charges - Air Transportation: $16,349,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,286,000
    Higher Education - Other: $7,659,000
    Hospital Public: $5,959,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,669,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,505,000
    Other: $2,807,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,813,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $887,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $401,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $392,000
    Parking Facilities: $239,000
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,084,000
    Air Transportation: $14,346,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,091,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,068,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,340,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,070,000
    General Public Buildings: $763,000
    Health - Other: $209,000
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $297,424,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $58,657,000
    Police Protection: $51,261,000
    Other Higher Education: $50,922,000
    Housing and Community Development: $33,823,000
    General - Other: $29,405,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,667,000
    Health - Other: $16,955,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,996,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,721,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,136,000
    Air Transportation: $8,345,000
    Financial Administration: $7,605,000
    Libraries: $5,112,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,622,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,328,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,279,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,684,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $32,087,000
    Air Transportation: $5,009,000
    Other: $4,366,000
    Education: $3,165,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,001,000
    General Local Government Support: $87,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,985,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,281,000
    Other - Health - Other: $115,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,393,000
    Other: $3,581,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,389,000
    Transit Utilities: $995,000
    Health and Hospitals: $350,000
    Housing and Community Development: $215,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $452,280,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,853,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,303,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,968,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,312,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,657,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,432,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,381,000
    Rents: $1,985,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,849,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,001,000
    Sale of Property: $782,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,775,000
    Financial Administration: $2,671,000
    Police Protection: $2,191,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,259,000
    Air Transportation: $624,000
    Central Staff Services: $239,000
    General - Other: $157,000
    Transit Utilities: $117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $105,388,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $48,000
    Beginning: $45,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,771,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $234,913,000
    Other: $5,733,000
    Public Welfare: $3,063,000
    General Local Government Support: $846,000
    Transit Utilities: $829,000
    Health and Hospitals: $496,000
  • Tax - Property: $216,758,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $84,965,000
    Other Selective Sales: $23,324,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,926,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,778,000
    Other License: $2,139,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $830,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $194,328,000

Buncombe County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $25,693,000
  • Charges - Air Transportation: $16,349,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,286,000
    Higher Education - Other: $7,659,000
    Hospital Public: $5,959,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,669,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,505,000
    Other: $2,807,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,813,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $887,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $401,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $392,000
    Parking Facilities: $239,000
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,084,000
    Air Transportation: $14,346,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,091,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,068,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,340,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,070,000
    General Public Buildings: $763,000
    Health - Other: $209,000
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $297,424,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $58,657,000
    Police Protection: $51,261,000
    Other Higher Education: $50,922,000
    Housing and Community Development: $33,823,000
    General - Other: $29,405,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,667,000
    Health - Other: $16,955,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,996,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,721,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,136,000
    Air Transportation: $8,345,000
    Financial Administration: $7,605,000
    Libraries: $5,112,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,622,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,328,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,279,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,684,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $32,087,000
    Air Transportation: $5,009,000
    Other: $4,366,000
    Education: $3,165,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,001,000
    General Local Government Support: $87,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,985,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,281,000
    Other - Health - Other: $115,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,393,000
    Other: $3,581,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,389,000
    Transit Utilities: $995,000
    Health and Hospitals: $350,000
    Housing and Community Development: $215,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $452,280,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,853,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,303,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,968,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,312,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,657,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,432,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,381,000
    Rents: $1,985,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,849,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,001,000
    Sale of Property: $782,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,775,000
    Financial Administration: $2,671,000
    Police Protection: $2,191,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,259,000
    Air Transportation: $624,000
    Central Staff Services: $239,000
    General - Other: $157,000
    Transit Utilities: $117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $105,388,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $48,000
    Beginning: $45,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,771,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $234,913,000
    Other: $5,733,000
    Public Welfare: $3,063,000
    General Local Government Support: $846,000
    Transit Utilities: $829,000
    Health and Hospitals: $496,000
  • Tax - Property: $216,758,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $84,965,000
    Other Selective Sales: $23,324,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,926,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,778,000
    Other License: $2,139,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $830,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $194,328,000

Buncombe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $25,693,000
  • Charges - Air Transportation: $16,349,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,286,000
    Higher Education - Other: $7,659,000
    Hospital Public: $5,959,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,669,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,505,000
    Other: $2,807,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,813,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $887,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $401,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $392,000
    Parking Facilities: $239,000
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,084,000
    Air Transportation: $14,346,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,091,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,068,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,340,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,070,000
    General Public Buildings: $763,000
    Health - Other: $209,000
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $297,424,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $58,657,000
    Police Protection: $51,261,000
    Other Higher Education: $50,922,000
    Housing and Community Development: $33,823,000
    General - Other: $29,405,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,667,000
    Health - Other: $16,955,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,996,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,721,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,136,000
    Air Transportation: $8,345,000
    Financial Administration: $7,605,000
    Libraries: $5,112,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,622,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,328,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,279,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,684,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $32,087,000
    Air Transportation: $5,009,000
    Other: $4,366,000
    Education: $3,165,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,001,000
    General Local Government Support: $87,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,985,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,281,000
    Other - Health - Other: $115,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,393,000
    Other: $3,581,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,389,000
    Transit Utilities: $995,000
    Health and Hospitals: $350,000
    Housing and Community Development: $215,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $452,280,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,853,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,303,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,968,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,312,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,657,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,432,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,381,000
    Rents: $1,985,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,849,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,001,000
    Sale of Property: $782,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,775,000
    Financial Administration: $2,671,000
    Police Protection: $2,191,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,259,000
    Air Transportation: $624,000
    Central Staff Services: $239,000
    General - Other: $157,000
    Transit Utilities: $117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $105,388,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $48,000
    Beginning: $45,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,771,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $234,913,000
    Other: $5,733,000
    Public Welfare: $3,063,000
    General Local Government Support: $846,000
    Transit Utilities: $829,000
    Health and Hospitals: $496,000
  • Tax - Property: $216,758,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $84,965,000
    Other Selective Sales: $23,324,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,926,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,778,000
    Other License: $2,139,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $830,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $194,328,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,798
  • Number of aged recipients: 579
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,219
  • Number of recipients under 18: 663
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,060
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,075
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,060
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,089
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
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
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Buncombe, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Buncombe, NC - 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 Bowling1Kohl's1
AT&T5La-Z-Boy2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware3Lane Furniture5
Advance Auto Parts8LensCrafters2
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza5
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's3
Applebee's3Lowe's4
Arby's6Marriott6
Ashley Furniture2Marshalls1
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets17
AutoZone2Maurices1
BMW1McDonald's14
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble2Motel 61
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity2
Baymont Inn1New Balance5
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike12
Blockbuster5Nissan1
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy2
Burger King7Olive Garden1
CVS12Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panda Express1
Chevrolet2Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A4Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske4
Clarion1PetSmart2
Cold Stone Creamery2Pier 1 Imports2
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut10
Comfort Inn3Plato's Closet1
Comfort Suites1Quality2
Cracker Barrel3Quiznos2
Curves5RadioShack4
Dairy Queen5Ramada2
Days Inn5Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Roof Inn1
Dennys2Rite Aid5
Domino's Pizza3Rodeway Inn2
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts4Ryan's Grill2
Econo Lodge1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In6
Ethan Allen1Sam's Club1
Extended Stay America1Sears3
FedEx51Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Soma Intimates1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel3
GNC7Staples1
GameStop5Starbucks13
Gap1Subaru1
Goodwill1Subway27
Gymboree1Super 82
H&R Block11T-Mobile10
Hardee's2T.G.I. Driday's1
Havertys Furniture1T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell5
Hilton6Talbots1
Holiday Inn6Target2
Hollister Co.1Tire Kingdom1
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us2
Honda1U-Haul22
Hot Topic1U.S. Cellular10
Howard Johnson1UPS43
Hyundai1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP4Vans2
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless2
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House7
Jones New York6Walgreens5
Journeys1Walmart4
Justice1Wendy's6
KFC5Wet Seal1
Kincaid4Whole Foods Market1
Kmart4YMCA8

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