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Buncombe County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 206,330
  • Males: 99,006
  • Females: 107,324

Ethnicity:

  • White: 180,882
  • Black/African American: 14,909
  • Hispanic: 5,469
  • Native American/Eskimo: 817
  • Asian: 1,824
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 58
  • Other: 172
  • 2 or more: 2,199

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (183,265)
  2. Spanish (6,440)
  3. German (1,000)
  4. French (540)
  5. Ukrainian (475)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 7,964

  1. Mexico (2,183)
  2. United Kingdom (580)
  3. Germany (532)
  4. Ukraine (478)
  5. El Salvador (394)
  6. India (341)
  7. Canada (326)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (57,532)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (15,043)
  3. Catholic Church (8,470)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (5,092)
  5. Presbyterian Church in America (3,396)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 74,174
    • Sensory: 7,170
    • Physical: 19,516
    • Mental: 10,800
    • Self-care: 5,860
    • Go outside home: 13,493
    • Employment: 16,248

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 1,665

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 85,776
    • Utility gas: 16,638
    • Bottled or LP gas: 6,041
    • Electricity: 32,493
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 27,106
    • Coal or Coke: 40
    • Wood: 2,765
    • Solar Energy: 119
    • Other fuel: 351
    • No fuel used: 223

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 164,376
    • No vehicle: 11,658
    • 1 or more vehicle: 152,718

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 1,142
    • No High School: 7,585
    • Some High School: 17,267
    • High School: 40,630
    • Some College: 30,522
    • Associate's Degree: 10,216
    • College Degree: 23,450
    • Master's Degree: 8,304
    • Professional Degree: 2,993
    • Doctoral Degree: 1,540

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 85,776
    • Owners with phone: 59,672
    • Owners without phone: 603
    • Renters with phone: 24,235
    • Renters without phone: 1,266

    10 closest counties:

    1. Henderson County, North Carolina
    2. Madison County, North Carolina
    3. Yancey County, North Carolina
    4. Haywood County, North Carolina
    5. Transylvania County, North Carolina
    6. Polk County, North Carolina
    7. McDowell County, North Carolina
    8. Mitchell County, North Carolina
    9. Unicoi County, Tennessee
    10. Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    28701, 28704, 28709, 28711, 28715, 28728, 28730, 28748, 28757, 28770, 28776, 28778, 28787, 28801, 28802, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806, 28810, 28813, 28814, 28815, 28816

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WUVC-TV (626 TV) FAYETTEVILLE, NC
    • WCQS (88.1 FM) ASHEVILLE, NC
    • WFQS (91.3 FM) ASHEVILLE, NC
    • WLFA (91.3 FM) ASHEVILLE, NC
    • KOUX (91.5 FM) TUPELO, NC
    • WOXL-FM (96.5 FM) ASHEVILLE, NC
    • WMIT (106.9 FM) BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC
    • WFGW (1010 AM) BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC
    • WZGM (1350 AM) BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC
    • WKJV (1380 AM) ASHEVILLE, NC
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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