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Buncombe County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 656.7 square miles
Population Density 362.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 247,912
Population change 4%
Under 5 years of age 5.3%
Under 18 19.7%
65 and over 17.5%
Females 51.9%
White 89.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 6.3
Asian 1.2%
Two or more races 1.9%
Black or African American 6.5%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 33.8%
Veterans 20,486
Households and Housing
Households 100,838
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.9%
Median household income $44,713
The per capita income $26,159
Live below the poverty line. 17.1%
housing units 114,556
Multi-unit structures 18%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $191,200
Residents owning their homes. 64.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 29,566
Women-owned firms 27.9%
Asian-owned firms 1.3%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.4%
Black-owned firms 1.7%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $3,597,871
Retail sales per capita $15,862
Manufacturers shipments $3,211,724
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,162,902