In 2021, Buncombe County, NC had a population of 267k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $59,699. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Buncombe County, NC grew from 259,576 to 266,981, a 2.85% increase and its median household income grew from $55,032 to $59,699, a 8.48% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Buncombe County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.76%), White (Hispanic) (3.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.16%).
None of the households in Buncombe County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
96.5% of the residents in Buncombe County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Buncombe County, NC are Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (1,139 degrees awarded in 2021), University of North Carolina at Asheville (772 degrees), and Montreat College (172 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in Buncombe County, NC was $273,900, and the homeownership rate was 64%.
Most people in Buncombe County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Buncombe County, NC was 2 cars per household.