Asheville, NC Population

Population: 68,889. Estimated population in July 2020: 72,231 (+4.9% change)
Males: 32,207 (46.8%), Females: 36,682 (53.2%)

Buncombe County

Zip codes: 28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806.

Median resident age: 39.2 years
Median household income: $32,772
Median house value: $109,100

Races in Asheville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.0%)
  • Black (17.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: English (13.7%), German (11.5%), Irish (10.7%), United States (9.9%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%), Scottish (3.8%).

Elevation: 2134 feet

Land area: 40.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Asheville

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Asheville city

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

5.2% Foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.7% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,461 (+3.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Asheville:

  • MEMORIAL MISSION HOSPITAL (509 BILTMORE AVE)
  • THOMS REHABILITATION HOSP (68 SWEETEN CREEK RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Asheville:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Asheville:

  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 11 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 54 miles; GREER, SC; Abbreviation: GSP)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 59 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: GYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Asheville:

  • MEYERS (about 14 miles; CANDLER, NC; Abbreviation: N39)
  • HENDERSONVILLE (about 22 miles; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: 0A7)
  • TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY (about 23 miles; BREVARD, NC; Abbreviation: 22W)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Asheville:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (Full-time enrollment: 2,759; Location: ONE UNIVERSITY HTS; Public; Website: www.unca.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,728; Location: 340 VICTORIA RD; Public; Website: www.asheville.cc.nc.us)
  • CECILS JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 96; Location: 1567 PATTON AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • ALPHA BEAUTY SCHOOL-ASHEVILLE (Location: 85 TUNNEL RD INNSBRUCK MALL; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Asheville:

  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 45 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,577)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; CLEMSON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 15,962)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 54 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 6,157)

Schools

Public high schools in Asheville:

  • A C REYNOLDS HIGH (Students: 1,440; Location: 1 ROCKET DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • T C ROBERSON HIGH (Students: 1,437; Location: 250 OVERLOOK ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ASHEVILLE HIGH (Students: 1,225; Location: 419 MCDOWELL STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CLYDE A ERWIN HIGH (Students: 1,128; Location: 60 LEES CREEK ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BUNCOMBE COUNTY MIDDLE COLLEGE (Students: 75; Location: 340 VICTORIA ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CAREER EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 175 BINGHAM ROAD; Grades: 11 – 12)
Private high schools in Asheville:

  • CAROLINA DAY SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 1345 HENDERSONVILLE RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 445; Location: PO BOX 9038; Grades: PK – 12)
  • TEMPLE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 985 1/2 PATTON ANE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • MERRIMON CHRISTIAN SCHOOLOL (Students: 222; Location: 10 BEN LIPPEN SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HAPPY VALLEY CHR ACADEMY (Students: 39; Location: P O BOX 17415; Grades: 1 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Asheville:

  • CLYDE A ERWIN MIDDLE (Students: 1,074; Location: 20 ERWIN HILLS ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WILLIAM W ESTES ELEMENTARY (Students: 905; Location: 275 OVERLOOK ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ASHEVILLE MIDDLE (Students: 748; Location: 197 S FRENCH BROAD AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SAND HILL-VENABLE ELEM (Students: 731; Location: 154 SAND HILL SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WEST BUNCOMBE ELEMENTARY (Students: 682; Location: 175 ERWIN HILLS ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • A C REYNOLDS MIDDLE (Students: 679; Location: 2 ROCKET DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OAKLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 471; Location: 753 FAIRVIEW ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EMMA ELEMENTARY (Students: 464; Location: 37 BRICKYARD ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HAW CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 446; Location: 21 TRINITY CHAPEL ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CLAXTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 394; Location: 241 MERRIMON AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Asheville:

  • ASHEVILLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 12 CULVERN ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • EMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 51 WILBURN PLACE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • NAZARENE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 139; Location: 385 HAZEL MILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • RAINBOW MTN CHILDRENS SCHOOL (Students: 99; Location: 574 HAYWOOD RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • RHEMA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 826 HAYWOOD RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • BELL’S SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 43 N LIBERTY STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 215 BULL CREEK ROAD; Grades: UG – UG)
  • ASHEVILLE MONTESSORI (Students: 3; Location: 15 JULIA ST; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in Asheville:

  • ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,700,624; Location: 67 HAYWOOD STREET; 466,844 books; 27,838 audio materials; 9,540 video materials; 820 serial subscriptions)

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