Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC

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2019 Population
127,382
0.193% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
44.2
0.227% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
11.9%
5.57% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$52,861
3% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$218,300
6.28% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
55,242
1.39% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC had a population of 127k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $52,861. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC grew from 127,136 to 127,382, a 0.193% increase and its median household income grew from $51,321 to $52,861, a 3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (88%), White (Hispanic) (4.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.14%). 7% of the households in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.4% of the residents in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are Montreat College (178 degrees awarded in 2019) and Warren Wilson College (153 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was $218,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%. Most people in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC is home to a population of 127k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 13.2% of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (16.8k people).

In 2019, there were 18.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.99k White (Hispanic) and 3.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are Spanish (5,783 speakers), Russian (624 speakers), and Other Indo-European Languages (578 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    112k ± 1.7k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.99k ± 871
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.51k ± 716
6.1%
Hispanic Population
7.77k people

In 2019, there were 18.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.99k White (Hispanic) and 3.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.1% of the people in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are hispanic (7.77k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,783 speakers (4.78%)
  2. Russian
    624 speakers (0.516%)
  3. Other Indo-European Languages
    578 speakers (0.478%)

7% of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was Spanish. 4.78% of the overall population of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.516% speak Russian and 0.478% speak Other Indo-European Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
16.8k people
4.76%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6.05k people

As of 2019, 13.2% of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC residents (16.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was 4.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,569 ± 966 people
  2. Russia
    493 ± 544 people
  3. El Salvador
    493 ± 544 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,569 Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC residents, followed by Russia with 493 and El Salvador with 493.

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Citizenship

97.4%
2019 Citizenship
97.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.4% of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,314 ± 373
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,006 ± 251
  3. Korea
    864 ± 188

Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC is $52,861. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC with a value of $119,228, followed by Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $115,363 and $108,344.

Males in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,195. The income inequality in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC employs 55.2k people. The largest industries in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are Restaurants & Food Services (3,835 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,630 people), and Construction (3,475 people), and the highest paying industries are Miscellaneous paper & pulp products ($140,168), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($120,966), and Real estate property managers, offices of real estate appraisers, and other activities related to real estate ($90,912).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,861
2019 value
± $1,719
3%
1 Year Growth
± 4.42%

Households in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $52,861, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,321 in 2018, which represents a 3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$56,179
Average Male Salary in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC
± $8,679
$43,195
Average Female Salary in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC
± $6,080

In 2019, full-time male employees in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC
  1. White
    $45,130 ± $5,084
  2. American Indian
    $44,875 ± $16,531
  3. Asian
    $37,790 ± $28,039

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC workers was White. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC.

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Wage Distribution

0.416
2019 Wage GINI in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC
0.415
2018 Wage GINI in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC

In 2019, the income inequality in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was 0.416 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0963% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC with a value of $119,228, followed by Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $115,363 and $108,344.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC (14.8k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    13,232 ± 902
  2. Hispanic
    2,564 ± 434
  3. Black
    615 ± 250

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

55.2k
2019 Value
1.39%
1 Year growth
± 1.39%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 54.5k employees to 55.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC, are Retail salespersons (1,695 people), Cashiers (1,334 people), and Registered nurses (1,326 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (1,695 people), Cashiers (1,334 people), and Registered nurses (1,326 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Electrical powerline installers & repairers (5.79 times higher than expected), Tour & travel guides (5.76 times), and Physical therapist assistants & aides (4.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Physicians ($211,352), Chief executives & legislators ($145,849), and Sales managers ($141,435).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.2k
2019 Value
1.39%
1 Year growth
± 1.39%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 54.5k employees to 55.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,835 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,630 people), and Construction (3,475 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,835 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,630 people), and Construction (3,475 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Textile product mills, except carpets & rugs (6.05 times higher than expected), U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified (3.82 times), and Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses (3.63 times) industries.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $54.1B
  2. $40B
  3. $36.8B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($40B) and Machinery ($36.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $28.2B
  2. $27.5B
  3. $24.4B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $28.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.5B and Virginia and $24.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (46.2%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.74%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for North Carolina
49.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC awarded 331 degrees. The student population of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 709 male students and 1,012 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are White (235 and 73.9%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 12.3%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 3.46%), and Unknown (11 and 3.46%).

The largest universities in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Montreat College (178 and 53.8%) and Warren Wilson College (153 and 46.2%).

The most popular majors in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC are Creative Writing (47 and 14.2%), Other Psychology (35 and 10.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (29 and 8.76%).

The median tuition cost in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC for private four year colleges is $32,150.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was Other Psychology with 35 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 178 degrees awarded
  2. 153 degrees awarded
$32,150
Median Private

In 2019, the Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montreat College with 178 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

122
Degrees Awarded to Men
209
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC, which is 0.584 times less than the 209 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    235 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was White students. These 235 degrees mean that there were 6.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC was $218,300 in 2019, which is 0.908 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $205,400 to $218,300, a 6.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$218,300
2019 Median
± $4,967
$205,400
2018 Median
± $5,535

In 2019, the median property value in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC grew to to $218,300 from the previous year's value of $205,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,861
Median Household Income
± $1,719
51.2k
Number of Households
± 1,708

In 2019, the median household income of the 51.2k households in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC grew to $52,861 from the previous year's value of $51,321.

The following chart displays the households in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
2019 Homeownership
74.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 73.9% of the housing units in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.6%)
  3. Carpooled (8.16%)

In 2019, 79.6% of workers in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.6%) and those who carpooled to work (8.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

88.7% of the population of Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$3,859
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,225
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,260
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.3%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
1.92%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC grew by 4.92% from 10.8% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Buncombe County (Northwest) PUMA, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.2% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 27.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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