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Asheville city, North Carolina

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Asheville city, North Carolina
Population per square mile, 2010 1,855.9
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
93,776
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
94,581
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 94,589
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 83,393
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.6%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
80.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Two or More Races, percent
4.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
78.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 5,300
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 7.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 50.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $376,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,743
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $555
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,250
Building permits, 2022 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 38,229
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.36
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 82.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 9.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 89.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 85.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 93.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 51.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 8.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 63.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 59.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 963,793
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,350,675
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 126,206
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,501,810
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $38,138
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 17.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $63,810
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $40,899
Persons in poverty, percent
13.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 X
Total employment, 2021 X
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,332
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,214
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 899
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 309
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,358
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 238
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,367
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,080.2
Population per square mile, 2010 1,855.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 45.47
Land area in square miles, 2010 44.93
FIPS Code 3702140
Value Notes

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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.

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