In 2019, Buncombe County, NC had a population of 261k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $54,970. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Buncombe County, NC grew from 259,103 to 261,191, a 0.806% increase and its median household income grew from $53,980 to $54,970, a 1.83% 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+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%). 0% of the households in Buncombe County, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.1% of the residents in Buncombe County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Buncombe County, NC are Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (1,609 degrees awarded in 2019), University of North Carolina at Asheville (882 degrees), and Montreat College (178 degrees).
In 2019, the median property value in Buncombe County, NC was $275,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.1%. Most people in Buncombe County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Buncombe County, NC was 2 cars per household.