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Buncombe County, NC

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Buncombe County, NC
  • Location TypeCounty
  • County SeatAsheville, NC
  • Population238,318
  • Land Area (Square Miles) 656.6699
  • Population Density (Per Square Mile) 362.8999

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TitleLatest YearLatest ValueLatest Rank
Decennial Census Population (County)2010238,318271 of 3170
Decennial Census Population Per Square Mile (County)2010362.90359 of 3170
Percent of African American Population (County)20186.3%1053 of 3131
Percent of Hispanic Population (County)20186.7%1094 of 3139
Persistent Poverty Counties (County)201300 of 0 - 1
Rural-Urban Continuum for Counties (County)201322 of 1 - 9
Unemployment Rate (County)20193.0%2335 of 3140
Death Rate (Per 100,000) (County)20161,019.601891 of 3105
Percent of Adults Physically Inactive (County)201617.3%3024 of 3141
Age-Adjusted Rate of Diabetes per 1,000 Persons (County)20165.302790 of 3141
Medicare Part D Prescription Enrollment Rate (County)201843.1%2187 of 3137
Farmers' Markets (County)20161769 of 2249
Percent of Children Without a Market Within One Mile (County)201510.4%2528 of 3004
Percent of School-age Children in Poverty (County)201816.6%1871 of 3140
Total Public School Expenditures (County)2017$335,652,000.00395 of 3123
Number of Public Libraries (County)201711287 of 1287
Average Daily Maximum Heat Index (County)201186.892696 of 3103
Percentage of Days with a Good Air Quality Index (County)201987.2%500 of 1006
Greenhouse Gas Direct Emitting Facilities (County)20162838 of 1199
Average Fine Particulate Matter (County)201113.09559 of 3108
FEMA Public Assistance Grant Dollars Obligated for Disasters (County)2013$1,954,822.5655 of 447
Total Deposits in Banks (County)2016-2017$4,877,065,000.00262 of 3108
Property Taxes as Percent of Income: Five-Year Estimates (County)2006-20102.4%1052 of 2773
Attendance to Arts and Culture Events (County)2015932,56746 of 109
Percent of Firms Which are Women Owned (County)201236.7%604 of 3093
Manufacturing Establishments with 5 to 9 Employees (County)201844228 of 1961
Inmates Executed, All Races (Cumulative Since 1977) (County)1977-20181198 of 198
Immigrant Households Entering County According to Tax Returns (County)2017-201820370 of 389
Estimated Veteran Population Under 45 Years Old (County)20103,354332 of 3143
Total Planted Acres (County)20191,660.192904 of 3034
Online, Mail Order, and Television Retail Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$432,000,000.00286 of 2709
Total Retail and Food Service Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$7,730,000,000.00224 of 3108
Earnings in Management of Companies and Enterprises Occupations in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$197,000,000.00360 of 2178
Population (County)2050381,000250 of 3076
Per Capita Total Personal Income (County)2050$211,278.00915 of 3112
Total Employees (County)2050281,000221 of 3065
Population 18 to 24 Years Old (County)205023,000343 of 2216
African American Male Population 25 Years Old (County)2050118495 of 2780
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