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Asheville, NC: What you need to know

Asheville is home to the world’s only Foodtopian Society, evident in its many independent restaurants, breweries and farmers markets. Residents and tourists also enjoy the vibrant music and arts scene, festivals year round, plus a multitude of high-adventure outdoor activities throughout its beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains environment.

With top-notch health care and attractions such as Biltmore, it's easy to see why Livability named Asheville as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Asheville also home to several colleges and universities.


Asheville, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 86,789
Median Age 38
Median Household Income $43,334
Median Home Price $199,800
Walkscore 35
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Asheville, NC Demographics

Median Population in Asheville, NC

Median Age 37.6%
Age 18 Over 80.9%
Age 21 Over 77.3%
Age 62 Over 19.9%
Age 65 Over 16.5%

Race in Asheville, NC

  Ethnicity White 82.1%
  Ethnicity Black 12.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 0.8%

Population By Gender in Asheville, NC

  Male 46.5%
  Female 53.5%

Language in Asheville, NC

  English Only 90%
  English Other 10%

Economics in Asheville, NC

  Median Household Income $43,334
  Median Home Price $199,800
  Homes Owned 49.3%
  Homes Rent 50.7%
  Median Property Rent $866

The mountains and the changing seasons make this one of the most beautiful areas on earth. That’s probably why the restaurants here are so good. Great scenery, great attitude, great food.

Kevin Schwartz, resident

in Asheville, NC

Commute Types in Asheville, NC

  Walked 4.8%
  Worked at Home 8.4%
  Public Transportation 1.3%
  Other Means 1.3%
  Drove Alone 76.3%
  Carpooled 7.8%

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