Buncombe County, North Carolina 

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Population

263,477

+8.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Median Income

$45,642

Median Home Price

$353,000

Median Age

41.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.5 / 6.0

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Buncombe County, North Carolina

Mid-sized city - Far western North Carolina, 30 miles southeast of Tennessee border, near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Buncombe County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

buncombe, NC Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive setting
Attractive downtown
Nearby mountains
Cons
Home prices
Air service
Winter cold


What Bert Has To Say About Asheville Metro Area

Asheville lies at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, the highest portion of the Appalachian Range. The town is an eastern equivalent of the many mountain resort towns that dot the American west, particularly in the Rocky Mountains. Originally settled in the 1850’s as a health resort, Asheville has an interesting history- in the late 1800’s and especially the 1920’s the area was a popular retreat for wealthy vacationers, including eight presidents and many well-known industrialists. Today the area has an active economy and serves both as a getaway from summer heat in the nearby lowlands and as a travel destination for many in east coast cities.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Buncombe County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Asheville, Black Mountain, 11 total
Zip Codes: 28806, 28803, 28715, 28804, 28787, 28704, 28805, 28801, 28711, 28748, 15 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 2207 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Buncombe County is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Buncombe County jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Buncombe County's cost of living is 5.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Buncombe County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Buncombe county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 59.7% to 38.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Buncombe County's population is 263,477 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Buncombe County is Real Estate: $353,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.1%.

SCHOOLS
Buncombe County public schools spend $9,420 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.9 students per teacher in Buncombe County. More Education



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Housing Market in buncombe

It's a good time to buy in Buncombe. Home Appreciation is up 16.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Buncombe is $353,000.

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ZIP CODES IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
28806, 28803, 28715, 28804, 28787, 28704, 28805, 28801, 28711, 28748, 15 total

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