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Buncombe County, NC
The county was named for Col. Edward Buncombe, a Revolutionary soldier

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The county is in the Asheville metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 215,680. This was an increase of  4.53% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$36,666
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Buncombe County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Buncombe County was $27,288. This was an increase of 15.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 88% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Asheville

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12% of Buncombe County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buncombe County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Buncombe County include Anders Cemetery, Anderson Cemetery, Antioch Cemetery, Ashelawn Gardens, Baker Cemetery, Ballard Cemetery, Ballard Cemetery, Big Ivy Cemetery, Blackstock Cemetery, Bradley Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Buncombe County include Arden, Asheville, Biltmore, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Enka, Fairview, Leicester, Montreat, Pole Creek ... View communities

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Colleges in Buncombe County include Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, Montreat College, University of North Carolina - Asheville, Warren Wilson College ... View colleges

School districts in Buncombe County include Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Buncombe County include Asheville-Buncombe Library System, Black Mountain Branch Library, Buncombe County Law Library, East Asheville Branch Library, Enka Branch Library, Fairview Branch Library, North Asheville Branch Library, South Asheville Branch Library, South Buncombe Branch Library, Swannonoa Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Buncombe County include Black Mountain News, Citizen-Times ... View newspapers

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Buncombe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buncombe County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Buncombe County include Asheville Regional

Hotels in Buncombe County include Baymont Inn, Best Western, Best Western Biltmore, Best Western of Asheville Biltmore East, Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn River Ridge, Comfort Inn West, Comfort Suites Biltmore Square Mall, Country Inn & Suites Asheville, Country Inn & Suites Asheville Tun ... More hotels

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