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+ (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 97.1% 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 2018, the median property value in Buncombe County, NC was $257,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.8%. Most people in Buncombe County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Buncombe County, NC was 2 cars per household.