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Asheville, NC

City
Population 2005: 74,889
Square miles: 40.92
Metro area: Asheville


2000 CENSUS DATA
ASHEVILLE NC US
POPULATION
Number Number Number
Total population 68,889
Square miles (land) 40.92
Population per square mile 1,683.41 165.25 79.56
GENDER
Number Pct Pct Pct
Male 32,207 46.8 49.0 49.1
Female 36,682 53.2 51.0 50.9
AGE
Number Pct Pct Pct
15 or younger 11,249 16.3 20.5 21.4
16-24 9,363 13.6 13.9 13.9
25-44 19,764 28.7 31.1 30.2
45-64 15,916 23.1 22.5 22.0
65+ 12,597 18.3 12.0 12.4
Number Number Number
Average age (years) 40.37 36.32 36.22
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Number Pct Pct Pct
White 53,701 78.0 72.1 75.1
Black or African American 12,129 17.6 21.6 12.3
American Indian and Alaska native 240 0.3 1.2 0.9
Asian 635 0.9 1.4 3.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 39 0.1 0.0 0.1
Some other race 1,054 1.5 2.3 5.5
Two or more races 1,091 1.6 1.3 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 2,589 3.8 4.7 12.5
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk

Note: Hispanic ethnicity is a separate data category from race. This number should not be added to race totals.

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