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Population (year 2000): 68,889. Estimated population in July 2005: 72,231 (+4.9% change)
Males: 32,207 (46.8%), Females: 36,682 (53.2%)

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Median resident age: 39.2 years
Median household income: $32,772 (year 2000)
Median house value: $109,100 (year 2000)

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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%).North Carolina

Elevation: 2134 feet

Land area: 40.9 square miles

Asheville,

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%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (121.4 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (558.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Forest, NC (3.1 miles Biltmore NC (4.3 miles Woodfin, Creek, NC (6.2 miles Bent Pines, NC (7.8 miles Royal NC (8.0 miles Weaverville, Creek, NC (8.4 miles Avery NC Fletcher, (10.7 miles NC (10.9 miles Fairview,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 147 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 1997: 151 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 1998: 312 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 1999: 175 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2000: 163 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2001: 199 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2002: 208 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2003: 230 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2004: 367 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2005: 321 buildings, average cost: $166,900

Latitude: 35.58 N, Longitude: 82.56 W

Area code: 828


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.1%), Retail trade (12.8%), Manufacturing (12.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +33,583 (+48.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 22,611 (70.4%)


 

Crime in Asheville by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 4 1 12 8 6
    per 100,000 7.3 5.8 1.5 17.4 11.6 8.7
Rapes 45 24 42 44 26 36
    per 100,000 65.3 34.8 61.0 63.9 37.7 52.3
Robberies 216 238 217 197 221 251
    per 100,000 313.5 345.5 315.0 286.0 320.8 364.4
Assaults 290 222 215 223 201 180
    per 100,000 421.0 322.3 312.1 323.7 291.8 261.3
Burglaries 894 969 905 790 960 1,087
    per 100,000 1297.7 1406.6 1313.7 1146.8 1393.5 1577.9
Thefts 3,473 3,316 2,918 3,112 3,541 3,371
    per 100,000 5041.4 4813.5 4235.8 4517.4 5140.2 4893.4
Auto thefts 423 399 436 483 502 526
    per 100,000 614.0 579.2 632.9 701.1 728.7 763.5
553.3 525.2 494.8 510.6 542.8 558.4

Average climate in Asheville, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Asheville,

Asheville-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 55.2 miles away from the Asheville city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.6 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Leonard Little - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Oct 19, 1974), Rashad McCants - NBA player (Minnesota Timberwolves, born: Sep 25, 1984), Christian Moody - College basketball player (Kansas Jayhawks), Dominick Martin - College basketball player (Yale Bulldogs), Pee-Wee Gash - College basketball player (Tennessee Volunteers), Robert Pressley - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Apr 8, 1959), Sam Daniels - College basketball player (Wofford Terriers), Charles Newell Carter, Kenneth Noland - (born 1924), painter.

Main business address for: INGLES MARKETS INC (RETAIL-GROCERY STORES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Asheville:
  • MEMORIAL MISSION HOSPITAL (509 BILTMORE AVE)
  • THOMS REHABILITATION HOSP (68 SWEETEN CREEK RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Asheville:
  • PARK RIDGE HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; FLETCHER, NC)
  • JULIAN F KEITH ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE TX (about 17 miles; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • MARGARET R PARDEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Asheville:
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 11 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 54 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 59 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; ID: GYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Asheville:
  • MEYERS (about 14 miles; CANDLER, NC; ID: N39)
  • HENDERSONVILLE (about 22 miles; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; ID: 0A7)
  • TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY (about 23 miles; BREVARD, NC; ID: 22W)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 178 $579,658 $39,078 0 $0
Police - Other 45 $119,910 $31,976 0 $0
Firefighters 196 $677,398 $41,473 0 $0
Fire - Other 17 $56,583 $39,940 0 $0
Streets and Highways 91 $252,605 $33,310 0 $0
Health 4 $11,774 $35,322 2 $2,108
Solid Waste Management 32 $72,863 $27,323 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 74 $213,698 $34,653 23 $17,689
Water Supply 105 $266,854 $30,497 0 $0
Transit 2 $8,362 $50,172 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 126 $371,528 $35,383 10 $6,501
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9 $30,704 $40,938 0 $0
Financial Administration 63 $219,158 $41,744 0 $0
Other Government Administration 37 $157,139 $50,964 7 $6,436
Judicial and Legal 5 $26,043 $62,503 0 $0
Totals for Government 984 $3,064,277 $37,369 42 $32,734
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 (FT enrollment: 2,728; Location: 340 VICTORIA RD; Public; Website: www.asheville.cc.nc.us)
  • CECILS JUNIOR COLLEGE (FT 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; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; FT enrollment: 5,843)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 3,577)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 9,498)
  • CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; CLEMSON, SC; FT enrollment: 15,962)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 54 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 6,157)
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)
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)
 

Asheville compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Asheville:
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSKY (1230 AM; 1 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MACON MEDIA, INC.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WHBK (1460 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Asheville:
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W292CJ (106.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Asheville:
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W41BQ (Channel 41; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WJJV-LP (Channel 25; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W09AR (Channel 9; WEAVERVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W69DC (Channel 69; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W06AL (Channel 6; OTEEN/WARREN, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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