end of header

QuickFacts

Buncombe County, North Carolina; Halifax County, North Carolina; Granville County, North Carolina; Davidson County, North Carolina; Gaston County, North Carolina

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Dashboard - Buncombe County, North Carolina

Persons 65 years and over, percent

Buncombe County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.5%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 261,191
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 238,330
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 238,318
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.5%
Female persons, percent
52.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
89.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
83.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 17,639
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 5.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 127,972
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $222,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,330
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $396
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $933
Building permits, 2019 2,096
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 107,093
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.31
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 7.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 87.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 80.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 39.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 880,092
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,518,169
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,839,482
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,286,734
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,884,191
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,887
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $50,668
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $31,439
Persons in poverty, percent
11.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 8,737
Total employment, 2018 124,514
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 5,064,159
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 28,970
All firms, 2012 28,498
Men-owned firms, 2012 14,685
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,468
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,113
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 25,428
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,564
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 24,586
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 362.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 656.67
FIPS Code 37021
-
-
-
-
-
For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
SelectableNot Selectable
0.0%
6.0%
12.0%
18.0%
24.0%
Buncombe County, North Carolina
20.5%
Halifax County, North Carolina
21.4%
Granville County, North Carolina
17.7%
Davidson County, North Carolina
18.5%
Gaston County, North Carolina
16.3%
0.0%
6.0%
12.0%
18.0%
24.0%
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

X
  Is this page helpful?
Thumbs Up Image Yes    Thumbs Down Image No
X
No, thanks
255 characters remaining
X
Thank you for your feedback.
Comments or suggestions?