Buncombe County , North Carolina

Buncombe County: County in North Carolina, United States

Buncombe County locator map
Location of Buncombe County on North Carolina map.

About

Buncombe County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 238,318 and a population density of 139 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 263,477 inhabitants. Its county seat is Asheville. The county was created 229 years ago in 1791.

Buncombe County Courthouse  Asheville  NC IMG 5199 image
Buncombe County Courthouse Asheville NC IMG 5199
Buncombe County Courthouse  Asheville  NC IMG 5199 image

Geography

Buncombe County is located at 35°36'40"N 82°31'48"W (35.6112200, -82.5301000). It has 6 neighbors: Haywood County, Henderson County, Madison County, Rutherford County, Transylvania County and Yancey County.

Buncombe County map

The largest city of Buncombe County is Asheville with a population of 92,852. Other cities include, Wilson population 49,479, Albemarle population 16,344, Woodfin population 6,679 and Walkertown population 5,290. See all Buncombe County cities & populated places.

Buncombe County Quick Facts

Population : 263,477 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Area : 1709 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.5%
Land as percent of area : 99.5%
Easternmost point : Point(-82.1705 35.5311)
Northernmost point : Point(-82.3836 35.8257)
Named for : Edward Buncombe
Altitude : 2,257 feet / 688 meters
Capital : Asheville
Establishment : December 12, 1791
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 13:04:11 (24th October 2021)
Density : 154 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 9.55% (2010-2020)

Buncombe County has 6 neighbours.

  • Montreat
  • Weaverville
  • Black Mountain
  • Asheville
  • Woodfin
  • Biltmore Forest

Demographics

The population of Buncombe County increased by 9.55% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 238,318 - census
2011 241,172 1.18% estimation process
2012 243,655 1.02% estimation process
2013 246,807 1.28% estimation process
2014 249,084 0.91% estimation process
2015 251,954 1.14% estimation process
2016 254,955 1.18% estimation process
2017 257,071 0.82% estimation process
2018 259,259 0.84% estimation process
2019 261,191 0.74% estimation process
2020 263,477 0.87% estimation process

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People born in Buncombe County (11)

People born in Buncombe County, including politician and soldier Joseph Lane, judge David Lowry Swain, politician Edward Burleson, you can see a list of people who born in Buncombe County.

  • Alexander H. Jones (politician and lawyer (1822-1901)) he was born in 21/07/1822
  • Wade Mainer (20th century American Bluegrass musician) he was born in 21/04/1907
  • Cornelius Gilliam (American politician) he was born in 13/04/1798
  • Ham Hyatt (American baseball player) he was born in 01/11/1884
  • Isaac Brock
  • Thomas D. Keizur he was born in 01/01/1793
  • Jesse Stepp
  • Nicholas Washington Woodfin (lawyer, legislator) he was born in 29/01/1810

Other places with the same name (1)

Buncombe County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Buncombe County.

City Name Population Title
Asheville 92,852 County seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Wilson 49,479 City in and county seat of Wilson County, North Carolina
Albemarle 16,344 City in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Black Mountain 8,256 Town in North Carolina, USA
Woodfin 6,679 City in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States of America
Walkertown 5,290 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States of America
Swannanoa 4,576 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Royal Pines 4,272 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Weaverville 4,039 Town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States of America
Fairview 3,984 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Avery Creek 1,950 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Biltmore Forest 1,431 Town of the United States
Bent Creek 1,287 Census-designated place in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Montreat 939 Town

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County Name Population Title
Wake County 1,132,271 County in North Carolina, United States
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Guilford County 540,521 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 383,843 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 336,364 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 327,306 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 297,878 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 285,897 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 244,562 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 236,613 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 226,568 County in North Carolina, United States
Cabarrus County 221,479 County in North Carolina, United States