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Asheville is a city in Buncombe County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Samuel Ashe, governor
The latitude of Asheville is 35.600N. The longitude is -82.554W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,133 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 69,045.
The city boomed with the arrival of the railroad in 1880 and became a summer resort by the early 1900s
Ranked among the top 10 cities, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Sections below provide additional information and links about Asheville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Buncombe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Asheville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28805 ZIP code.
12% of Asheville residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Asheville ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: Enjoy the shops and restaurants downtown, but beware of the city's energetic monitoring of parking meters
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Asheville was $20,024, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Asheville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Asheville include Biltmore Village Cottage District, Chestnut Hill Historic District, Downtown Asheville Historic District, Grove Park Historic District, Montford Area Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Asheville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $911.
Libraries in Asheville include Asheville-Buncombe Library System, Buncombe County Law Library, East Asheville Branch Library, North Asheville Branch Library, South Asheville Branch Library, West Asheville Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Asheville include Citizen-Times
TV stations in Asheville include WASV, WLOS, WUNF.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WCQS.
Buncombe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Asheville political report.
The average commute time for Asheville workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Asheville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Asheville, NCPros: The Friday night drum circle that keeps tourists in the down town area every Friday night...
Cons: Asheville parking is deplorable...
This is a good place to Lots of good places to visit- as long as you don't plan to park to visit any of them.See all 2 reviews for Asheville
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