In 2018, Buncombe County, NC had a population of 259k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $53,980. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Buncombe County, NC grew from 257,607 to 259,103, a 0.581% increase and its median household income grew from $50,040 to $53,980, a 7.87% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Buncombe County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.21%), White (Hispanic) (5.68%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%). N/A% of the people in Buncombe County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Buncombe County, NC are Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (1,474 degrees awarded in 2017), University of North Carolina at Asheville (808 degrees), and Montreat College (228 degrees).
The median property value in Buncombe County, NC is $257,200, and the homeownership rate is 64.8%. Most people in Buncombe County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Buncombe County, NC is 2 cars per household.