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Asheville, NC Metro Area


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2022 population: 476,072   ( 51,214 from 2010)
Land area: 2032.6 square miles
Population density: 234.2 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:400,894 84.21% 9.4%
Black:20,6734.34% 8.9%
Indian:1,7830.37% 26.5%
Asian:6,7371.42% 63.7%
2+ races:9,0151.89% 42.6%
Hispanic:36,9707.77% 36.4%
Total non-White:75,17815.79% 28.7%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:9,251 9.9
Deaths:14,07015.0
Net Migration: 11,06011.8
Net Immigration: 7910.8
Change in White population:34,446 8.1
Change in Non-White pop.:16,768 3.9




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
424,858
366,44886.25%
18,9764.47%
1,4090.33%
4,1160.97%
6,3221.49%
27,1006.38%
58,41013.75%

2000
369,171
331,71389.85%
18,8305.10%
1,2370.34%
2,1630.59%
3,3040.89%
11,6393.15%
37,45810.15%

1990
308,001
286,70193.08%
16,9195.49%
9590.31%
1,3360.43%
n/a
2,0860.68%
21,3006.92%

1980
282,836
263,36293.11%
16,7855.93%
5160.18%
5340.19%
n/a
1,4990.53%
19,4746.89%

1970
245,573
224,77391.53%
19,0747.77%
2350.10%
1970.08%
n/a
1,2010.49%
20,800 8.47%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
42,511 11.5
40,11810.9
36,3679.9
6,6891.8
34,735 9.4
20,952 5.7
1990's
NumberRate
39,978 13.0
37,97512.3
41,03713.3
1,4930.5
45,012 14.6
16,158 5.2
1980's
NumberRate
35,868 12.7
30,566 10.8
20,014 7.1
n/a
23,339 8.3
1,826 0.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
25,484 10.4
n/a
38,589 15.7
-1,326 -0.5

Age, Family & Household Data for Asheville, NC Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
44.5
85,084 17.9%
390,988 82.1%
106,450 22.4%
187,343
2.45
116,965 62.4%
92,281 78.9%
9,666 8.3%
70,378 37.6%

2010
NumberPercent
42.6
86,426 20.3%
338,432 79.7%
78,043 18.4%
179,917
2.30
114,156 63.4%
87,528 76.7%
10,121 8.9%
65,761 36.6%

2000
NumberPercent
40.3
79,065 21.4%
290,106 78.6%
64,558 17.5%
154,319
2.32
104,285 67.6%
84,045 80.6%
8,408 8.1%
50,034 32.4%

1990
NumberPercent
38.1
66,886 21.7%
241,115 78.3%
54,804 17.8%
125,197
2.40
89,923 71.8%
74,768 83.1%
6,089 6.8%
35,274 28.2%

1980
NumberPercent
33.9
72,996 25.8%
209,840 74.2%
41,118 14.5%
105,557
2.62
80,918 76.7%
68,864 85.1%
4,913 6.1%
24,639 23.3%

2022 Housing Data for Asheville, NC Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units232,968 
Median Value$300,126 
Occupied187,34380.4%
Vacant45,62519.6%
Owned129,40369.1%
Rented57,94030.9%
Median Rent$1,106 
Single-Family Units161,97469.5%
    Detached155,86866.9%
    Attached6,1062.6%
Buldings with 5+ Units25,37010.9%
Mobile Homes33,41514.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Asheville, NC Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0008,3654.5%
$10,000 to $14,9998,1284.3%
$15,000 to $19,9998,1124.3%
$20,000 to $24,9998,1884.4%
$25,000 to $29,9998,5724.6%
$30,000 to $34,9998,5104.5%
$35,000 to $39,9998,3104.4%
$40,000 to $44,9998,2204.4%
$45,000 to $49,9997,3833.9%
$50,000 to $59,99914,1007.5%
$60,000 to $74,99918,98310.1%
$75,000 to $99,99924,83113.3%
$100,000 to $124,99917,6169.4%
$125,000 to $149,99912,4006.6%
$150,000 to $199,99911,4736.1%
$200,000 or more14,1527.6%
Median Household Income64,411 
Per Capita Income38,010 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.98 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI7,1663.8%
Public Assistance2,9101.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps18,0789.6%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed191,58171.9%
Unemployed7,2602.7%
In Armed Forces3020.1%
Total Labor Force199,14374.7%
Not in Labor Force67,34425.3%
Real Unemployment Rate 28.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector81,05969,40653.9%
Non-Profit5,68011,26833.5%
Self-Employed17,19311,78059.3%
Local Government5,3028,07639.6%
State Government3,8805,75940.3%
Federal Government2,0812,21848.4%
Total Private + Self98,25281,18654.8%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.16,94327,32138.3%
Total115,195108,50751.5%
Pct. Govt.12.2%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts33,18914.8%
Sales and Office Occupations45,58020.3%
Professional, Technical55,23324.6%
Service Occupations42,73919.1%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,3010.6%
All others47,42121.2%
White Collar 59.8%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance36,716377.9%
Retail trade28,540293.8%
Manufacturing23,464241.5%
Accommodation and food services22,236228.9%
Construction17,926184.5%
Educational services17,588181.0%
Professional, scientific, technical14,944153.8%
Other services11,510118.5%
Public administration7,95281.9%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.7,94481.8%
Transportation and warehousing7,01072.2%
Finance and insurance6,50967.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation5,98361.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing5,32954.9%
Wholesale trade4,01641.3%
Information2,72528.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,18622.5%
Utilities1,20112.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction3203.3%
Management630.6%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Asheville, NC Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican20,4434.35%
Puerto Rican3,2260.69%
Cuban1,0840.23%
Dominican5560.12%
Total Central American4,5110.96%
Costa Rican1710.04%
Guatemalan1,3030.28%
Honduran1,1730.25%
Nicaraguan1800.04%
Panamanian360.01%
Salvadoran1,6480.35%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American3,2060.68%
Argentinean4320.09%
Bolivian780.02%
Chilean2040.04%
Colombian9930.21%
Ecuadorian2730.06%
Paraguayan30.00%
Peruvian880.02%
Uruguayan510.01%
Venezuelan6570.14%
Other South American4270.09%
Other Hispanic1,7630.38%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian9680.21%
Filipino7660.16%
Chinese7570.16%
Korean7280.16%
Cambodian4420.09%
Japanese3890.08%
Thai2990.06%
Vietnamese2710.06%
Indonesian630.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English412,60992.1%
Spanish25,0585.6%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic2,6330.6%
Other Indo-European2,2780.5%
Other Asian1,1240.3%
German, other Germanic1,0820.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun9770.2%
Chinese4930.1%
Arabic4840.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English101,78921.7%
German57,25712.2%
Irish51,97511.1%
American36,4377.8%
Scottish17,3683.7%
Scotch-Irish17,0283.6%
Italian16,0783.4%
French11,1002.4%
European9,9042.1%
Polish6,9051.5%
Dutch5,0141.1%
British3,8970.8%
Welsh3,8510.8%
Russian3,5390.8%
Norwegian3,3500.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen454,68096.8%
Not a citizen14,8043.2%
Native442,52794.3%
Foreign-born26,9575.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Asheville, NC Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
11,011 3.1%18,304 5.2%85,791 24.5%100,389 28.7%81,174 23.2%53,019 15.2%
  Average years of education: 13.9
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 11,011 3.1%
9-12 Years 18,304 5.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 85,791 24.5%
Some College 100,389 28.7%
Bach. Degree 81,174 23.2%
Grad Degree 53,019 15.2%
Average years of education: 13.9

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Asheville, NC Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 310,502 300,408 10,094 3.3%
1991 319,798 303,548 16,250 5.1%
1992 325,312 306,794 18,518 5.7%
1993 327,312 312,292 15,020 4.6%
1994 332,602 318,810 13,792 4.1%
1995 334,674 321,654 13,020 3.9%
1996 346,056 333,754 12,302 3.6%
1997 355,178 344,282 10,896 3.1%
1998 353,246 341,928 11,318 3.2%
1999 355,756 346,448 9,308 2.6%
2000 370,478 358,414 12,064 3.3%
2001 377,668 360,362 17,306 4.6%
2002 383,388 362,012 21,376 5.6%
2003 393,868 373,778 20,090 5.1%
2004 393,916 375,664 18,252 4.6%
2005 399,192 380,534 18,658 4.7%
2006 409,574 392,972 16,602 4.1%
2007 412,786 396,664 16,122 3.9%
2008 420,954 400,432 20,522 4.9%
2009 422,378 384,190 38,188 9.0%
2010 419,616 382,206 37,410 8.9%
2011 422,306 386,596 35,710 8.5%
2012 427,516 393,968 33,548 7.8%
2013 428,596 402,034 26,562 6.2%
2014 427,804 407,090 20,714 4.8%
2015 435,982 416,062 19,920 4.6%
2016 448,304 429,962 18,342 4.1%
2017 457,312 440,622 16,690 3.6%
2018 466,518 451,626 14,892 3.2%
2019 474,998 460,436 14,562 3.1%
2020 454,368 418,758 35,610 7.8%
2021 456,854 437,506 19,348 4.2%
2022 475,480 460,924 14,556 3.1%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com