Asheville, NC

89,098 Population
45.3 square miles 1,966.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
Ranked 12th Highest in NC
Population Density
1,966.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
44.5%
was 48.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.3%
was 7.5%
Ranked 11th Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
16.9%
was 18.1%
Ranked 14th Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
17.2%
was 16.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 4.1
Ranked 2nd Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
15.6%
was 16.1%
Ranked 6th Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$44,946
was $43,061
Ranked 6th Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.7
45.6
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
7.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
502.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,921.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
41,240
was 43,791
Ranked 11th Highest in NC
Median Rent
$923
was $910
Ranked 6th Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
235
was 204
 
Occupied Housing Units
37,527
was 39,098
 
Homeownership Rate
47.5%
was 52.0%
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
235
was 202
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
905.9
was 966.6
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
15.9%
was 20.0%
Ranked 12th Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.2
Ranked 12th Highest in NC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.8
was 5.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.7
was 2.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.6%
was 97.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.5%
Ranked 9th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in NC

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.1%
was 92.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
46.0%
was 47.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in NC

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