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Henderson County, North Carolina; Transylvania County, North Carolina; Madison County, North Carolina; Buncombe County, North Carolina

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Henderson County, North Carolina
Transylvania County, North Carolina
Madison County, North Carolina
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 117,417 34,385 21,755 261,191
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 117,417 34,385 21,755 261,191
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 106,719 33,089 20,782 238,330
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10.0% 3.9% 4.7% 9.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 106,740 33,090 20,764 238,318
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
4.0%
4.7%
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.7%
15.4%
17.5%
18.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
26.4%
31.4%
23.1%
20.5%
Female persons, percent
52.0%
51.8%
50.7%
52.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.5%
93.4%
96.1%
89.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.4%
3.5%
1.5%
6.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
0.7%
0.5%
1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
Z
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
1.9%
1.4%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.3%
3.4%
2.4%
6.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
83.1%
90.4%
93.9%
83.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 9,802 3,316 1,519 17,639
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 7.3% 3.8% 1.9% 5.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 58,811 19,818 11,136 127,972
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 72.5% 76.8% 72.6% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $203,400 $211,300 $180,400 $222,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,260 $1,207 $1,306 $1,330
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $344 $354 $329 $396
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $823 $720 $678 $933
Building permits, 2019 619 118 105 2,096
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 48,281 14,123 8,452 107,093
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.32 2.28 2.40 2.31
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.6% 86.7% 87.5% 86.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 10.2% 4.8% 2.3% 7.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 86.9% 89.1% 81.0% 87.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 79.5% 78.3% 70.5% 80.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 89.9% 88.6% 85.4% 91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 31.8% 31.5% 27.6% 39.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.7% 10.4% 12.2% 9.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.6%
16.6%
12.5%
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.6% 50.0% 56.2% 61.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 51.1% 47.1% 52.3% 57.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 170,035 68,533 12,206 880,092
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 581,872 148,670 37,892 2,518,169
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,625,038 61,066 D 2,839,482
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 740,515 D 6,806 1,286,734
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,330,773 311,288 111,500 3,884,191
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,292 $9,476 $5,376 $15,887
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.2 25.2 28.6 20.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $52,815 $46,629 $42,410 $50,668
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $29,860 $27,050 $25,326 $31,439
Persons in poverty, percent
9.7%
12.8%
17.0%
11.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 2,791 858 347 8,737
Total employment, 2018 34,656 7,925 3,014 124,514
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 1,407,532 255,355 94,886 5,064,159
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 4.8% 1.6% -2.8% 2.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 9,657 3,254 2,037 28,970
All firms, 2012 10,032 3,488 1,741 28,498
Men-owned firms, 2012 5,537 1,908 980 14,685
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,037 1,153 578 10,468
Minority-owned firms, 2012 947 215 65 2,113
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 8,801 3,172 1,645 25,428
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,160 257 186 2,564
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 8,194 3,018 1,482 24,586
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 286.1 87.4 46.2 362.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 373.07 378.53 449.57 656.67
FIPS Code 37089 37175 37115 37021
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.

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