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North Carolina > All counties > Buncombe County > Asheville City
Asheville, NC

City
Population 2005: 74,889
Square miles: 40.92



2000 CENSUS DATA
ASHEVILLE NC US
HOUSING UNITS
Number Number Number
Total housing units 33,596
RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
Number Pct Pct Pct
Renter-occupied housing units 13,428 40.0 27.2 30.8
Number Number Number
Average number of household members 1.99 2.34 2.36
Average number of rooms 4.08 4.35 4.04
Average number of vehicles 1.18 1.32 1.19
Median year structure was built 1965 1975 1969
Median year householder moved in 1998 1998 1998
Median rent ($) 470 431 519
Median rent asked for vacant units ($) 439 440 469
Number Pct Pct Pct
Rent includes utilities 2,285 17.0 13.9 16.5
Number Number Number
Rent as a pct of household revenue 27 24 26
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
Number Pct Pct Pct
Owner-occupied housing units 17,300 51.5 61.6 60.2
Number Number Number
Average number of household members 2.25 2.56 2.71
Average number of rooms 6.16 6.16 6.30
Average number of vehicles 1.93 1.61 1.64
Median year structure was built 1959 1979 1971
Median year householder moved in 1990 1991 1991
Median value ($) 105,200 95,800 111,800
Number Pct Pct Pct
With mortgage or contract to purchase 8,937 51.7 51.4 55.4
With second mortgage, equity loan 2,323 13.4 14.8 12.7
Number Number Number
Median price asked for vacant housing ($) 88,900 97,500 89,600
Monthly cost, with mortgage ($) 911 985 1,088
Monthly cost, without mortgage ($) 291 254 295
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk