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 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 261,191 inhabitants. Its county seat is Asheville. The county was created 229 years ago in 1791.

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

The largest city of Buncombe County is Asheville with a population of 92,870. Other cities include, Wilson population 49,459, Albemarle population 16,246, Woodfin population 6,717 and Walkertown population 5,242. See all Buncombe County cities & populated places.

Buncombe County Courthouse  Asheville  NC IMG 5199 image

Buncombe County map

Buncombe County Quick Facts

Population : 261,191 (2019)
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 : 22:37:24 (4th August 2021)
Density : 153 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 8.76% (2010-2019)

Buncombe County has 6 neighbours.

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

Demographics

The population of Buncombe County increased by 8.76% in 9 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

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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.

Buncombe County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Asheville 92,870 County seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Wilson 49,459 City in and county seat of Wilson County, North Carolina
Albemarle 16,246 City in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Black Mountain 8,162 Town in North Carolina, USA
Woodfin 6,717 City in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States of America
Walkertown 5,242 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 4,027 Town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States of America
Fairview 3,900 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Avery Creek 1,950 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Biltmore Forest 1,416 Town of the United States
Bent Creek 1,287 Census-designated place in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Montreat 870 Town

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
North Carolina 10,488,084 State of the United States of America
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Charlotte 885,708 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 537,174 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,069 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 382,295 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 335,509 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 321,488 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 296,710 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 278,993 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 247,945 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 239,859 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 234,473 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 224,529 County in North Carolina, United States

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