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The 2016 Asheville, North Carolina, population is 88,512. There are 1,954 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Asheville, North Carolina

The median age is 38.2. The US median is 37.4. 42.18% of people in Asheville, North Carolina, are married. 14.41% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.18 people. 25.33% of people are married, with children. 18.78% have children, but are single.

Race in Asheville, North Carolina

77.69% of people are white, 12.39% are black, 1.78% are asian, 0.36% are native american, and 0.14% claim 'Other'.

6.08% of the people in Asheville, North Carolina, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 93.92% are non-hispanic).

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  PEOPLEAsheville, North CarolinaUnited States
  Population  88,512321,418,820
  Population - 2010  81,970308,745,538
  Population - 2000  68,889285,036,114
  Population - 1990  61,607251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  43.67%27.57%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  28.49%12.76%
  Pop. Density  1,95491
  Land Area  453,531,905
  Water Area  0264,837
  Median Age  38.237.4
  Female Population  53.21%50.81%
  Male Population  46.79%49.19%
  Age 0 to 4  5.63%6.36%
  Age 5 to 9  5.21%6.51%
  Age 10 to 14  5.39%6.59%
  Age 15 to 17  2.77%4.03%
  Age 18 to 20  3.68%4.35%
  Age 21 to 24  5.90%5.61%
  Age 25 to 34  16.57%13.47%
  Age 35 to 44  13.48%12.97%
  Age 45 to 54  11.96%14.09%
  Age 55 to 59  6.51%6.57%
  Age 60 to 64  6.22%5.72%
  Age 65 to 74  8.36%7.64%
  Age 75 to 84  5.31%4.26%
  Age 85 and over  3.01%1.85%
  White  77.69%62.77%
  Black  12.39%12.24%
  Asian  1.78%4.95%
  Native American  0.36%0.66%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.02%0.16%
  Other  0.14%0.20%
  Two or More Races  1.55%2.13%
  Hispanic  6.08%16.90%
  Non-Hispanic  93.92%83.10%
  Households  37,709116,211,000
  Family Households  18,30776,958,100
  Non Family Households  19,40239,253,000
  Household Size  2.182.63
  Married Population  42.18%50.58%
  Single Population  57.82%49.42%
  Now Married  39.25%48.41%
  Married but Separated  2.92%2.17%
  Never Married  36.76%32.55%
  Widowed  6.66%5.95%
  Divorced  14.41%10.92%
  Married, w/children  25.33%31.68%
  Married, no children  46.86%41.44%
  Single, w/children  18.78%16.94%
  Single, no children  9.03%9.95%


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re: True Southerners Beware! - 10/3/2006
There's much truth in this review--see my write-up "Not what I was hoping for" 5/13/2015. However, Michael's attitude is so antiquated and his viewpoint so narrow that... (read more)
re: True Southerners Beware! - 10/3/2006
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