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Buncombe County, NC

Population 2005: 211,759
Square miles: 655.99
Metro area: Asheville


2000 CENSUS DATA
BUNCOMBE COUNTY NC US
POPULATION
Number Number Number
Total population 206,330
Square miles (land) 655.99
Population per square mile 314.53 165.25 79.56
GENDER
Number Pct Pct Pct
Male 99,034 48.0 49.0 49.1
Female 107,296 52.0 51.0 50.9
AGE
Number Pct Pct Pct
15 or younger 37,404 18.1 20.5 21.4
16-24 25,480 12.3 13.9 13.9
25-44 60,506 29.3 31.1 30.2
45-64 51,164 24.8 22.5 22.0
65+ 31,776 15.4 12.0 12.4
Number Number Number
Average age (years) 39.19 36.32 36.22
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Number Pct Pct Pct
White 183,761 89.1 72.1 75.1
Black or African American 15,425 7.5 21.6 12.3
American Indian and Alaska native 803 0.4 1.2 0.9
Asian 1,368 0.7 1.4 3.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 79 0.0 0.0 0.1
Some other race 2,365 1.1 2.3 5.5
Two or more races 2,529 1.2 1.3 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 5,730 2.8 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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