Statewide Claims to Fame

Asheville is 5th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Asheville is 8th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Asheville is 8th in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Asheville is 10th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Asheville is 10th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Asheville is 11th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Asheville is 13th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Asheville is 14th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Asheville is 19th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Asheville is 19th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Asheville, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Asheville Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 85,712 11th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 44.9 13th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,855.9 24th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Asheville Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 5.7% 116th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 18.5% 133rd 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.3% 45th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Asheville Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 88.9% 61st 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 39.5% 30th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Asheville Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 79.3% 55th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 13.4% 83rd 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 114th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.4% 76th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 14th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.6% 36th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.5% 67th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 76.2% 51st 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Asheville Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 52.8% 58th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.3% 56th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Asheville Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 41,626 10th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 33.8% 19th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 37,558 10th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 52.1% 113th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $195,300 40th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.1 135th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Asheville Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $26,664 48th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $40,863 83rd $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 20.3% 55th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Asheville Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 12,773 8th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,616,941 8th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $34,768 19th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $560,077 5th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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