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Situation & Outlook Report

Asheville, NC MSA (11700)
- Geographic-Demographic-Economic Characteristics -- access other areas
- access this document via http://proximityone.com/cbsa/1/cbsa11700.htm
- Updated: 04/26/18 .. see about topic updates.

Contents of this Report
This document is organized into these sections:
1. Recent Trends & Outlook
2. Overview & Updates
3. Reference & Thematic Pattern Maps
3.1. Lay of the Land
3.2. Neighborhood Patterns of Economic Prosperity
4. Population Characteristics & Trends
4.1. Component City Characteristics
4.2. Component County Characteristics
4.3. General Demographic Characteristics
5. Housing Characteristics & Trends
5.1. Total Housing Units
5.2. General Housing Characteristics
5.3. Residential Construction; Housing Units Authorized & Value
5.4. Housing Price Index
6. Economic Characteristics & Trends
6.1. Economic Profile
6.2. Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector (QCEW)
6.3. Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector (CBP)
6.4. General Economic Characteristics
6.5. Gross Domestic Product
6.6. Fortune 1000 Companies
6.7. Labor Market Characteristics & Trends
7. Social & Education Characteristics
7.1. General Social Characteristics
7.2. Component School District Characteristics
7.3. Component Higher Education Institution Characteristics
8. GeoPolitics
  Terms of Use
  Statistical Release Dates
  Related Resources
  Using this Document
  About Metros & Principal Cities
  Glossary

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) - larger metros
The nation's 382 metro areas contained approximately 277.1 million people in 2016, representing approximately 86 percent of the nation's population. This was an increase of approximately 2.3 million people from 2015.

Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MISAs) - smaller metros
The nation’s 551 micro areas contained approximately 27.7 million people in 2016, representing approximately nine percent of the nation’s population. This is an increase of approximately 16,000 people from 2015.

Use the county interactive table to examine metro by county demographic change 2010-2016, the how and why of change and what these patterns suggest about the future.

Use the CBSA/metro interactive table to examine metro demographic change 2010-2016, the how and why of change and what these patterns suggest about the future.

Updates ... this report updates frequently. Selected updates are listed below. Register to receive update notifications.
  • 04.26.18 New 2016 County Business Patterns/Establishment attributes; section 6.3
  • 03.01.18 New 2017 Housing Price Index; new, extended structure; section 5.4
  • 01.19.18 New 2016 Metro/CBSA demographic-economic interactive tables; rank/compare metros
    .. General demographics .. Social .. Economic .. Housing
  • Economic profile and personal income; section 6.1; annual/November.
  • Population by county; annual series 2010-2016 (section 4.2.) annual/July.
  • Population by county; links for individual counties (section 4.2.) annual/July.
      -- includes annual data 2010-2016.
      -- includes components of change; race/origin; single year of age; age group summaries.
  • Total population and components of change; annual/March.
  • Census tracts overview section; annual/December.
  • General Demographics section updated/extended; annual/December.
  • Gross Domestic Product section; section 6.5; annual/September.
  • Higher education institutions; annual/February.
  • Overview lead narrative on population components of change; annual/March.
  • Metro & county demographic component detailed annual estimates; annual/March.
  • School districts in metro & K-12 enrollment; annual/August.
More about schedule and upcoming events ... Calendar ... Upcoming Events ... Find Event

 
1. Recent Trends & Outlook
This section provides a summary of recent business, demographic, economic trends; year-ahead & outlook to 2030.

The Recent Trends & Outlook section narrative is updated quarterly and is published in the subscriber edition. The narrative covers topics about this metro such as .. assessing the implications of next jobs report, impact of the Fed's action on the interest rate, which sectors are expanding or contracting, how housing market conditions are changing and more on insights to help your planning and decision-making.

Projections to 2030. The following table presents the most recent ProximityOne population projections to 2030 by metro county and and the metro overall. ProximityOne develops annual population estimates and projections by single year of age by county to 2030. We also develop custom estimates and projections. Contact us for further information (leave message in text box). Or call us at 888.364.7656. These projections are updated periodically and make use of other demographic-economic data presented in this document. See terms of use.

Asheville, NC [11700] CBSA by County Population Estimates & Projections to 2030
http://proximityone.com/outlook2030.htm
-- Vintage: 01/09/18 -- Model: 1.0.2 -- Report: 1.1 -- Run: 01/22/18
-- County -- 7/1/20102010%7/1/20202020%7/1/20302030%2010-302010-30%
  Buncombe, NC [37021]238,82356.13267,76756.79298,31857.5059,49524.91
  Haywood, NC [37087]58,95413.8662,27313.2165,10412.556,15010.43
  Henderson, NC [37089]106,90325.13119,61925.37132,53025.5525,62723.97
  Madison, NC [37115]20,7814.8821,8744.6422,8424.402,0619.92
  Region Total425,461100.00471,533100.00518,794100.0093,33321.94
 

  2. Overview & Update

Population. The total population of Asheville, NC MSA changed from 425,461 in 2010 to 452,319 in 2016, a change of 26,858 (6.3%). Among all metros, Asheville, NC MSA was ranked number 116 in 2016, based on total population. It ranked 89 based population change from 2010 to 2016 and ranked 140 based population percent change from 2010 to 2016. See section 4. for additional details on population.

Personal Income. The total personal income of Asheville, NC MSA changed from 14,035,105 ($000s) in 2010 to 18,565,338 ($000s) in 2016, a change of 4,530,233 ($000s) (32.3%). The per capita personal income changed from $32,988 in 2010 to $41,045 in 2016, a change of $8,057 (24.4%). See section 6.1. for additional details on personal income.

Gross Domestic Product. This metro ranked number 260 among the 382 MSAs based on 2016 per capita real GDP. The real per capita GDP changed from $33,243 in 2010 to $35,147 in 2016 a change of $1,904 (5.73%).

.. Real GDP The real GDP changed from $14,144M in 2010 to $15,898M in 2016 a change of $1,754M ( 12.40%).

.. Current $ GDP The current dollar GDP changed from $14,242M in 2010 to $18,222M in 2016 a change of $3,980M ( 27.95%).

.. Quantity Index The all industry GDP quantity index changed from 103.087 in 2010 to 115.872 in 2016 a change of 12.785 ( 12.402%).

GDP is the most comprehensive measure of metro economic activity. GDP is the sum of the GDP originating in all industries in the metro. See section 6.5. for additional details on GDP.

Employment Situation (updated monthly). The Asheville, NC MSA labor force changed from 228,145 in November 2016 to 228,784 in November 2017, a change of 639 (0.3%). The unemployment rate changed from 3.99% in November 2016 to 3.63% in November 2017, a change of -0.36 (-8.95%). See section 6.7. for additional details on the employment situation.
 
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10420 Akron, OH MSA
10460 Alamogordo, NM MISA
10500 Albany, GA MSA
10540 Albany, OR MSA
10580 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA
10620 Albemarle, NC MISA
10660 Albert Lea, MN MISA
10700 Albertville, AL MISA
10740 Albuquerque, NM MSA
10760 Alexander City, AL MISA
10780 Alexandria, LA MSA
10820 Alexandria, MN MISA
10860 Alice, TX MISA
10900 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA
10940 Alma, MI MISA
10980 Alpena, MI MISA
11020 Altoona, PA MSA
11060 Altus, OK MISA
11100 Amarillo, TX MSA
11140 Americus, GA MISA
11180 Ames, IA MSA
11220 Amsterdam, NY MISA
11260 Anchorage, AK MSA
11380 Andrews, TX MISA
11420 Angola, IN MISA
11460 Ann Arbor, MI MSA
11500 Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL MSA
11540 Appleton, WI MSA
11580 Arcadia, FL MISA
11620 Ardmore, OK MISA
11660 Arkadelphia, AR MISA
11680 Arkansas City-Winfield, KS MISA
11700 Asheville, NC MSA
11740 Ashland, OH MISA
11780 Ashtabula, OH MISA
11820 Astoria, OR MISA
11860 Atchison, KS MISA
11900 Athens, OH MISA
11940 Athens, TN MISA
11980 Athens, TX MISA
12020 Athens-Clarke County, GA MSA
12060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA MSA
12100 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ MSA
12120 Atmore, AL MISA
12140 Auburn, IN MISA
12180 Auburn, NY MISA
12220 Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
12260 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA
12300 Augusta-Waterville, ME MISA
12380 Austin, MN MISA
12420 Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA
12460 Bainbridge, GA MISA
12540 Bakersfield, CA MSA
12580 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD MSA
12620 Bangor, ME MSA
12660 Baraboo, WI MISA
12680 Bardstown, KY MISA
12700 Barnstable Town, MA MSA
12740 Barre, VT MISA
12780 Bartlesville, OK MISA
12820 Bastrop, LA MISA
12860 Batavia, NY MISA
12900 Batesville, AR MISA
12940 Baton Rouge, LA MSA
12980 Battle Creek, MI MSA
13020 Bay City, MI MSA
13060 Bay City, TX MISA
13100 Beatrice, NE MISA
13140 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA
13180 Beaver Dam, WI MISA
13220 Beckley, WV MSA
13260 Bedford, IN MISA
13300 Beeville, TX MISA
13340 Bellefontaine, OH MISA
13380 Bellingham, WA MSA
13420 Bemidji, MN MISA
13460 Bend-Redmond, OR MSA
13500 Bennettsville, SC MISA
13540 Bennington, VT MISA
13620 Berlin, NH-VT MISA
13660 Big Rapids, MI MISA
13700 Big Spring, TX MISA
13720 Big Stone Gap, VA MISA
13740 Billings, MT MSA
13780 Binghamton, NY MSA
13820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA
13900 Bismarck, ND MSA
13940 Blackfoot, ID MISA
13980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA MSA
14010 Bloomington, IL MSA
14020 Bloomington, IN MSA
14100 Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA MSA
14140 Bluefield, WV-VA MISA
14180 Blytheville, AR MISA
14220 Bogalusa, LA MISA
14260 Boise City, ID MSA
14300 Bonham, TX MISA
14340 Boone, IA MISA
14380 Boone, NC MISA
14420 Borger, TX MISA
14460 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH MSA
14500 Boulder, CO MSA
14540 Bowling Green, KY MSA
14580 Bozeman, MT MISA
14620 Bradford, PA MISA
14660 Brainerd, MN MISA
14700 Branson, MO MISA
14720 Breckenridge, CO MISA
14740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA MSA
14780 Brenham, TX MISA
14820 Brevard, NC MISA
14860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA
15020 Brookhaven, MS MISA
15060 Brookings, OR MISA
15100 Brookings, SD MISA
15140 Brownsville, TN MISA
15180 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX MSA
15220 Brownwood, TX MISA
15260 Brunswick, GA MSA
15340 Bucyrus, OH MISA
15380 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY MSA
15420 Burley, ID MISA
15460 Burlington, IA-IL MISA
15500 Burlington, NC MSA
15540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT MSA
15580 Butte-Silver Bow, MT MISA
15620 Cadillac, MI MISA
15660 Calhoun, GA MISA
15680 California-Lexington Park, MD MSA
15700 Cambridge, MD MISA
15740 Cambridge, OH MISA
15780 Camden, AR MISA
15820 Campbellsville, KY MISA
15860 Ca±on City, CO MISA
15900 Canton, IL MISA
15940 Canton-Massillon, OH MSA
15980 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA
16020 Cape Girardeau, MO-IL MSA
16060 Carbondale-Marion, IL MSA
16100 Carlsbad-Artesia, NM MISA
16140 Carroll, IA MISA
16180 Carson City, NV MSA
16220 Casper, WY MSA
16260 Cedar City, UT MISA
16300 Cedar Rapids, IA MSA
16340 Cedartown, GA MISA
16380 Celina, OH MISA
16420 Central City, KY MISA
16460 Centralia, IL MISA
16500 Centralia, WA MISA
16540 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA MSA
16580 Champaign-Urbana, IL MSA
16620 Charleston, WV MSA
16660 Charleston-Mattoon, IL MISA
16700 Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA
16740 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA
16820 Charlottesville, VA MSA
16860 Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA
16940 Cheyenne, WY MSA
16980 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI MSA
17020 Chico, CA MSA
17060 Chillicothe, OH MISA
17140 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN MSA
17200 Claremont-Lebanon, NH-VT MISA
17220 Clarksburg, WV MISA
17260 Clarksdale, MS MISA
17300 Clarksville, TN-KY MSA
17340 Clearlake, CA MISA
17380 Cleveland, MS MISA
17420 Cleveland, TN MSA
17460 Cleveland-Elyria, OH MSA
17500 Clewiston, FL MISA
17540 Clinton, IA MISA
17580 Clovis, NM MISA
17660 Coeur d'Alene, ID MSA
17700 Coffeyville, KS MISA
17740 Coldwater, MI MISA
17780 College Station-Bryan, TX MSA
17820 Colorado Springs, CO MSA
17860 Columbia, MO MSA
17900 Columbia, SC MSA
17980 Columbus, GA-AL MSA
18020 Columbus, IN MSA
18060 Columbus, MS MISA
18100 Columbus, NE MISA
18140 Columbus, OH MSA
18180 Concord, NH MISA
18220 Connersville, IN MISA
18260 Cookeville, TN MISA
18300 Coos Bay, OR MISA
18380 Cordele, GA MISA
18420 Corinth, MS MISA
18460 Cornelia, GA MISA
18500 Corning, NY MISA
18580 Corpus Christi, TX MSA
18620 Corsicana, TX MISA
18660 Cortland, NY MISA
18700 Corvallis, OR MSA
18740 Coshocton, OH MISA
18780 Craig, CO MISA
18820 Crawfordsville, IN MISA
18860 Crescent City, CA MISA
18880 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL MSA
18900 Crossville, TN MISA
18980 Cullman, AL MISA
19000 Cullowhee, NC MISA
19060 Cumberland, MD-WV MSA
19100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
19140 Dalton, GA MSA
19180 Danville, IL MSA
19220 Danville, KY MISA
19260 Danville, VA MISA
19300 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL MSA
19340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA
19380 Dayton, OH MSA
19420 Dayton, TN MISA
19460 Decatur, AL MSA
19500 Decatur, IL MSA
19540 Decatur, IN MISA
19580 Defiance, OH MISA
19620 Del Rio, TX MISA
19660 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL MSA
19700 Deming, NM MISA
19740 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA
19760 DeRidder, LA MISA
19780 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA
19820 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI MSA
19860 Dickinson, ND MISA
19940 Dixon, IL MISA
19980 Dodge City, KS MISA
20020 Dothan, AL MSA
20060 Douglas, GA MISA
20100 Dover, DE MSA
20140 Dublin, GA MISA
20180 DuBois, PA MISA
20220 Dubuque, IA MSA
20260 Duluth, MN-WI MSA
20300 Dumas, TX MISA
20340 Duncan, OK MISA
20380 Dunn, NC MISA
20420 Durango, CO MISA
20460 Durant, OK MISA
20500 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA
20540 Dyersburg, TN MISA
20580 Eagle Pass, TX MISA
20660 Easton, MD MISA
20700 East Stroudsburg, PA MSA
20740 Eau Claire, WI MSA
20780 Edwards, CO MISA
20820 Effingham, IL MISA
20900 El Campo, TX MISA
20940 El Centro, CA MSA
20980 El Dorado, AR MISA
21020 Elizabeth City, NC MISA
21060 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY MSA
21120 Elk City, OK MISA
21140 Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA
21180 Elkins, WV MISA
21220 Elko, NV MISA
21260 Ellensburg, WA MISA
21300 Elmira, NY MSA
21340 El Paso, TX MSA
21380 Emporia, KS MISA
21420 Enid, OK MSA
21460 Enterprise, AL MISA
21500 Erie, PA MSA
21540 Escanaba, MI MISA
21580 Espa±ola, NM MISA
21640 Eufaula, AL-GA MISA
21660 Eugene, OR MSA
21700 Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA MISA
21740 Evanston, WY MISA
21780 Evansville, IN-KY MSA
21820 Fairbanks, AK MSA
21840 Fairfield, IA MISA
21860 Fairmont, MN MISA
21900 Fairmont, WV MISA
21980 Fallon, NV MISA
22020 Fargo, ND-MN MSA
22060 Faribault-Northfield, MN MISA
22100 Farmington, MO MISA
22140 Farmington, NM MSA
22180 Fayetteville, NC MSA
22220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO MSA
22260 Fergus Falls, MN MISA
22280 Fernley, NV MISA
22300 Findlay, OH MISA
22340 Fitzgerald, GA MISA
22380 Flagstaff, AZ MSA
22420 Flint, MI MSA
22500 Florence, SC MSA
22520 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL MSA
22540 Fond du Lac, WI MSA
22580 Forest City, NC MISA
22620 Forrest City, AR MISA
22660 Fort Collins, CO MSA
22700 Fort Dodge, IA MISA
22780 Fort Leonard Wood, MO MISA
22800 Fort Madison-Keokuk, IA-IL-MO MISA
22820 Fort Morgan, CO MISA
22840 Fort Payne, AL MISA
22860 Fort Polk South, LA MISA
22900 Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA
23060 Fort Wayne, IN MSA
23140 Frankfort, IN MISA
23180 Frankfort, KY MISA
23240 Fredericksburg, TX MISA
23300 Freeport, IL MISA
23340 Fremont, NE MISA
23380 Fremont, OH MISA
23420 Fresno, CA MSA
23460 Gadsden, AL MSA
23500 Gaffney, SC MISA
23540 Gainesville, FL MSA
23580 Gainesville, GA MSA
23620 Gainesville, TX MISA
23660 Galesburg, IL MISA
23700 Gallup, NM MISA
23780 Garden City, KS MISA
23820 Gardnerville Ranchos, NV MISA
23860 Georgetown, SC MISA
23900 Gettysburg, PA MSA
23940 Gillette, WY MISA
23980 Glasgow, KY MISA
24020 Glens Falls, NY MSA
24060 Glenwood Springs, CO MISA
24100 Gloversville, NY MISA
24140 Goldsboro, NC MSA
24220 Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA
24260 Grand Island, NE MSA
24300 Grand Junction, CO MSA
24330 Grand Rapids, MN MISA
24340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA
24380 Grants, NM MISA
24420 Grants Pass, OR MSA
24460 Great Bend, KS MISA
24500 Great Falls, MT MSA
24540 Greeley, CO MSA
24580 Green Bay, WI MSA
24620 Greeneville, TN MISA
24640 Greenfield Town, MA MISA
24660 Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA
24700 Greensburg, IN MISA
24740 Greenville, MS MISA
24780 Greenville, NC MSA
24820 Greenville, OH MISA
24860 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC MSA
24900 Greenwood, MS MISA
24940 Greenwood, SC MISA
24980 Grenada, MS MISA
25060 Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS MSA
25100 Guymon, OK MISA
25180 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA
25200 Hailey, ID MISA
25220 Hammond, LA MSA
25260 Hanford-Corcoran, CA MSA
25300 Hannibal, MO MISA
25420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA
25460 Harrison, AR MISA
25500 Harrisonburg, VA MSA
25540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA
25580 Hastings, NE MISA
25620 Hattiesburg, MS MSA
25700 Hays, KS MISA
25720 Heber, UT MISA
25740 Helena, MT MISA
25760 Helena-West Helena, AR MISA
25780 Henderson, NC MISA
25820 Hereford, TX MISA
25840 Hermiston-Pendleton, OR MISA
25860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA
25880 Hillsdale, MI MISA
25900 Hilo, HI MISA
25940 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC MSA
25980 Hinesville, GA MSA
26020 Hobbs, NM MISA
26090 Holland, MI MISA
26140 Homosassa Springs, FL MSA
26220 Hood River, OR MISA
26260 Hope, AR MISA
26300 Hot Springs, AR MSA
26340 Houghton, MI MISA
26380 Houma-Thibodaux, LA MSA
26420 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA
26460 Hudson, NY MISA
26500 Huntingdon, PA MISA
26540 Huntington, IN MISA
26580 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA
26620 Huntsville, AL MSA
26660 Huntsville, TX MISA
26700 Huron, SD MISA
26740 Hutchinson, KS MISA
26780 Hutchinson, MN MISA
26820 Idaho Falls, ID MSA
26860 Indiana, PA MISA
26900 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN MSA
26940 Indianola, MS MISA
26960 Ionia, MI MISA
26980 Iowa City, IA MSA
27020 Iron Mountain, MI-WI MISA
27060 Ithaca, NY MSA
27100 Jackson, MI MSA
27140 Jackson, MS MSA
27160 Jackson, OH MISA
27180 Jackson, TN MSA
27220 Jackson, WY-ID MISA
27260 Jacksonville, FL MSA
27300 Jacksonville, IL MISA
27340 Jacksonville, NC MSA
27380 Jacksonville, TX MISA
27420 Jamestown, ND MISA
27460 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY MISA
27500 Janesville-Beloit, WI MSA
27540 Jasper, IN MISA
27600 Jefferson, GA MISA
27620 Jefferson City, MO MSA
27660 Jennings, LA MISA
27700 Jesup, GA MISA
27740 Johnson City, TN MSA
27780 Johnstown, PA MSA
27860 Jonesboro, AR MSA
27900 Joplin, MO MSA
27920 Junction City, KS MISA
27940 Juneau, AK MISA
27980 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI MSA
28020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA
28060 Kalispell, MT MISA
28100 Kankakee, IL MSA
28140 Kansas City, MO-KS MSA
28180 Kapaa, HI MISA
28260 Kearney, NE MISA
28300 Keene, NH MISA
28340 Kendallville, IN MISA
28380 Kennett, MO MISA
28420 Kennewick-Richland, WA MSA
28500 Kerrville, TX MISA
28540 Ketchikan, AK MISA
28580 Key West, FL MISA
28620 Kill Devil Hills, NC MISA
28660 Killeen-Temple, TX MSA
28700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA
28740 Kingston, NY MSA
28780 Kingsville, TX MISA
28820 Kinston, NC MISA
28860 Kirksville, MO MISA
28900 Klamath Falls, OR MISA
28940 Knoxville, TN MSA
29020 Kokomo, IN MSA
29060 Laconia, NH MISA
29100 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN MSA
29180 Lafayette, LA MSA
29200 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN MSA
29260 La Grande, OR MISA
29300 LaGrange, GA MISA
29340 Lake Charles, LA MSA
29380 Lake City, FL MISA
29420 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ MSA
29460 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA
29500 Lamesa, TX MISA
29540 Lancaster, PA MSA
29620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA
29660 Laramie, WY MISA
29700 Laredo, TX MSA
29740 Las Cruces, NM MSA
29780 Las Vegas, NM MISA
29820 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV MSA
29860 Laurel, MS MISA
29900 Laurinburg, NC MISA
29940 Lawrence, KS MSA
29980 Lawrenceburg, TN MISA
30020 Lawton, OK MSA
30060 Lebanon, MO MISA
30140 Lebanon, PA MSA
30220 Levelland, TX MISA
30260 Lewisburg, PA MISA
30280 Lewisburg, TN MISA
30300 Lewiston, ID-WA MSA
30340 Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA
30380 Lewistown, PA MISA
30420 Lexington, NE MISA
30460 Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA
30580 Liberal, KS MISA
30620 Lima, OH MSA
30660 Lincoln, IL MISA
30700 Lincoln, NE MSA
30780 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA
30820 Lock Haven, PA MISA
30860 Logan, UT-ID MSA
30880 Logan, WV MISA
30900 Logansport, IN MISA
30940 London, KY MISA
30980 Longview, TX MSA
31020 Longview, WA MSA
31060 Los Alamos, NM MISA
31080 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA MSA
31140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA
31180 Lubbock, TX MSA
31220 Ludington, MI MISA
31260 Lufkin, TX MISA
31300 Lumberton, NC MISA
31340 Lynchburg, VA MSA
31380 Macomb, IL MISA
31420 Macon-Bibb County, GA MSA
31460 Madera, CA MSA
31500 Madison, IN MISA
31540 Madison, WI MSA
31580 Madisonville, KY MISA
31620 Magnolia, AR MISA
31660 Malone, NY MISA
31680 Malvern, AR MISA
31700 Manchester-Nashua, NH MSA
31740 Manhattan, KS MSA
31820 Manitowoc, WI MISA
31860 Mankato-North Mankato, MN MSA
31900 Mansfield, OH MSA
31930 Marietta, OH MISA
31940 Marinette, WI-MI MISA
31980 Marion, IN MISA
32000 Marion, NC MISA
32020 Marion, OH MISA
32100 Marquette, MI MISA
32140 Marshall, MN MISA
32180 Marshall, MO MISA
32220 Marshall, TX MISA
32260 Marshalltown, IA MISA
32280 Martin, TN MISA
32300 Martinsville, VA MISA
32340 Maryville, MO MISA
32380 Mason City, IA MISA
32460 Mayfield, KY MISA
32500 Maysville, KY MISA
32540 McAlester, OK MISA
32580 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA
32620 McComb, MS MISA
32660 McMinnville, TN MISA
32700 McPherson, KS MISA
32740 Meadville, PA MISA
32780 Medford, OR MSA
32820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA
32860 Menomonie, WI MISA
32900 Merced, CA MSA
32940 Meridian, MS MISA
32980 Merrill, WI MISA
33020 Mexico, MO MISA
33060 Miami, OK MISA
33100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL MSA
33140 Michigan City-La Porte, IN MSA
33180 Middlesborough, KY MISA
33220 Midland, MI MSA
33260 Midland, TX MSA
33300 Milledgeville, GA MISA
33340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA
33420 Mineral Wells, TX MISA
33460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA
33500 Minot, ND MISA
33540 Missoula, MT MSA
33580 Mitchell, SD MISA
33620 Moberly, MO MISA
33660 Mobile, AL MSA
33700 Modesto, CA MSA
33740 Monroe, LA MSA
33780 Monroe, MI MSA
33860 Montgomery, AL MSA
33940 Montrose, CO MISA
33980 Morehead City, NC MISA
34020 Morgan City, LA MISA
34060 Morgantown, WV MSA
34100 Morristown, TN MSA
34140 Moscow, ID MISA
34180 Moses Lake, WA MISA
34220 Moultrie, GA MISA
34260 Mountain Home, AR MISA
34300 Mountain Home, ID MISA
34340 Mount Airy, NC MISA
34380 Mount Pleasant, MI MISA
34420 Mount Pleasant, TX MISA
34460 Mount Sterling, KY MISA
34500 Mount Vernon, IL MISA
34540 Mount Vernon, OH MISA
34580 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA MSA
34620 Muncie, IN MSA
34660 Murray, KY MISA
34700 Muscatine, IA MISA
34740 Muskegon, MI MSA
34780 Muskogee, OK MISA
34820 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC MSA
34860 Nacogdoches, TX MISA
34900 Napa, CA MSA
34940 Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL MSA
34980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN MSA
35020 Natchez, MS-LA MISA
35060 Natchitoches, LA MISA
35100 New Bern, NC MSA
35140 Newberry, SC MISA
35220 New Castle, IN MISA
35260 New Castle, PA MISA
35300 New Haven-Milford, CT MSA
35380 New Orleans-Metairie, LA MSA
35420 New Philadelphia-Dover, OH MISA
35440 Newport, OR MISA
35460 Newport, TN MISA
35500 Newton, IA MISA
35580 New Ulm, MN MISA
35620 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA MSA
35660 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSA
35700 Nogales, AZ MISA
35740 Norfolk, NE MISA
35820 North Platte, NE MISA
35840 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL MSA
35860 North Vernon, IN MISA
35900 North Wilkesboro, NC MISA
35940 Norwalk, OH MISA
35980 Norwich-New London, CT MSA
36020 Oak Harbor, WA MISA
36100 Ocala, FL MSA
36140 Ocean City, NJ MSA
36220 Odessa, TX MSA
36260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA
36300 Ogdensburg-Massena, NY MISA
36340 Oil City, PA MISA
36380 Okeechobee, FL MISA
36420 Oklahoma City, OK MSA
36460 Olean, NY MISA
36500 Olympia-Tumwater, WA MSA
36540 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA
36580 Oneonta, NY MISA
36620 Ontario, OR-ID MISA
36660 Opelousas, LA MISA
36700 Orangeburg, SC MISA
36740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA
36780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI MSA
36820 Oskaloosa, IA MISA
36830 Othello, WA MISA
36840 Ottawa, KS MISA
36860 Ottawa-Peru, IL MISA
36900 Ottumwa, IA MISA
36940 Owatonna, MN MISA
36980 Owensboro, KY MSA
37020 Owosso, MI MISA
37060 Oxford, MS MISA
37080 Oxford, NC MISA
37100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA
37120 Ozark, AL MISA
37140 Paducah, KY-IL MISA
37220 Pahrump, NV MISA
37260 Palatka, FL MISA
37300 Palestine, TX MISA
37340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA
37420 Pampa, TX MISA
37460 Panama City, FL MSA
37500 Paragould, AR MISA
37540 Paris, TN MISA
37580 Paris, TX MISA
37620 Parkersburg-Vienna, WV MSA
37660 Parsons, KS MISA
37740 Payson, AZ MISA
37780 Pecos, TX MISA
37800 Pella, IA MISA
37860 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA
37900 Peoria, IL MSA
37940 Peru, IN MISA
37980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
38060 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA
38100 Picayune, MS MISA
38180 Pierre, SD MISA
38220 Pine Bluff, AR MSA
38240 Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC MISA
38260 Pittsburg, KS MISA
38300 Pittsburgh, PA MSA
38340 Pittsfield, MA MSA
38380 Plainview, TX MISA
38420 Platteville, WI MISA
38460 Plattsburgh, NY MISA
38500 Plymouth, IN MISA
38540 Pocatello, ID MSA
38580 Point Pleasant, WV-OH MISA
38620 Ponca City, OK MISA
38700 Pontiac, IL MISA
38740 Poplar Bluff, MO MISA
38780 Portales, NM MISA
38820 Port Angeles, WA MISA
38840 Port Clinton, OH MISA
38860 Portland-South Portland, ME MSA
38900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA
38920 Port Lavaca, TX MISA
38940 Port St. Lucie, FL MSA
39020 Portsmouth, OH MISA
39060 Pottsville, PA MISA
39140 Prescott, AZ MSA
39220 Price, UT MISA
39260 Prineville, OR MISA
39300 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA MSA
39340 Provo-Orem, UT MSA
39380 Pueblo, CO MSA
39420 Pullman, WA MISA
39460 Punta Gorda, FL MSA
39500 Quincy, IL-MO MISA
39540 Racine, WI MSA
39580 Raleigh, NC MSA
39660 Rapid City, SD MSA
39700 Raymondville, TX MISA
39740 Reading, PA MSA
39780 Red Bluff, CA MISA
39820 Redding, CA MSA
39860 Red Wing, MN MISA
39900 Reno, NV MSA
39940 Rexburg, ID MISA
39980 Richmond, IN MISA
40060 Richmond, VA MSA
40080 Richmond-Berea, KY MISA
40100 Rio Grande City, TX MISA
40140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA
40180 Riverton, WY MISA
40220 Roanoke, VA MSA
40260 Roanoke Rapids, NC MISA
40300 Rochelle, IL MISA
40340 Rochester, MN MSA
40380 Rochester, NY MSA
40420 Rockford, IL MSA
40460 Rockingham, NC MISA
40540 Rock Springs, WY MISA
40580 Rocky Mount, NC MSA
40620 Rolla, MO MISA
40660 Rome, GA MSA
40700 Roseburg, OR MISA
40740 Roswell, NM MISA
40760 Ruidoso, NM MISA
40780 Russellville, AR MISA
40820 Ruston, LA MISA
40860 Rutland, VT MISA
40900 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA MSA
40940 Safford, AZ MISA
40980 Saginaw, MI MSA
41060 St. Cloud, MN MSA
41100 St. George, UT MSA
41140 St. Joseph, MO-KS MSA
41180 St. Louis, MO-IL MSA
41220 St. Marys, GA MISA
41260 St. Marys, PA MISA
41400 Salem, OH MISA
41420 Salem, OR MSA
41460 Salina, KS MISA
41500 Salinas, CA MSA
41540 Salisbury, MD-DE MSA
41620 Salt Lake City, UT MSA
41660 San Angelo, TX MSA
41700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA
41740 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA MSA
41760 Sandpoint, ID MISA
41780 Sandusky, OH MISA
41820 Sanford, NC MISA
41860 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA MSA
41940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA
42020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA MSA
42100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA MSA
42140 Santa Fe, NM MSA
42200 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA MSA
42220 Santa Rosa, CA MSA
42300 Sault Ste. Marie, MI MISA
42340 Savannah, GA MSA
42380 Sayre, PA MISA
42420 Scottsbluff, NE MISA
42460 Scottsboro, AL MISA
42540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA MSA
42620 Searcy, AR MISA
42660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA
42680 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL MSA
42700 Sebring, FL MSA
42740 Sedalia, MO MISA
42780 Selinsgrove, PA MISA
42820 Selma, AL MISA
42860 Seneca, SC MISA
42900 Seneca Falls, NY MISA
42940 Sevierville, TN MISA
42980 Seymour, IN MISA
43020 Shawano, WI MISA
43060 Shawnee, OK MISA
43100 Sheboygan, WI MSA
43140 Shelby, NC MISA
43180 Shelbyville, TN MISA
43220 Shelton, WA MISA
43260 Sheridan, WY MISA
43300 Sherman-Denison, TX MSA
43320 Show Low, AZ MISA
43340 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA
43380 Sidney, OH MISA
43420 Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ MSA
43460 Sikeston, MO MISA
43500 Silver City, NM MISA
43580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA
43620 Sioux Falls, SD MSA
43660 Snyder, TX MISA
43700 Somerset, KY MISA
43740 Somerset, PA MISA
43760 Sonora, CA MISA
43780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI MSA
43900 Spartanburg, SC MSA
43940 Spearfish, SD MISA
43980 Spencer, IA MISA
44020 Spirit Lake, IA MISA
44060 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA MSA
44100 Springfield, IL MSA
44140 Springfield, MA MSA
44180 Springfield, MO MSA
44220 Springfield, OH MSA
44260 Starkville, MS MISA
44300 State College, PA MSA
44340 Statesboro, GA MISA
44420 Staunton-Waynesboro, VA MSA
44460 Steamboat Springs, CO MISA
44500 Stephenville, TX MISA
44540 Sterling, CO MISA
44580 Sterling, IL MISA
44620 Stevens Point, WI MISA
44660 Stillwater, OK MISA
44700 Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA
44740 Storm Lake, IA MISA
44780 Sturgis, MI MISA
44860 Sulphur Springs, TX MISA
44900 Summerville, GA MISA
44920 Summit Park, UT MISA
44940 Sumter, SC MSA
44980 Sunbury, PA MISA
45000 Susanville, CA MISA
45020 Sweetwater, TX MISA
45060 Syracuse, NY MSA
45140 Tahlequah, OK MISA
45180 Talladega-Sylacauga, AL MISA
45220 Tallahassee, FL MSA
45300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA
45340 Taos, NM MISA
45380 Taylorville, IL MISA
45460 Terre Haute, IN MSA
45500 Texarkana, TX-AR MSA
45520 The Dalles, OR MISA
45540 The Villages, FL MSA
45580 Thomaston, GA MISA
45620 Thomasville, GA MISA
45660 Tiffin, OH MISA
45700 Tifton, GA MISA
45740 Toccoa, GA MISA
45780 Toledo, OH MSA
45820 Topeka, KS MSA
45860 Torrington, CT MISA
45900 Traverse City, MI MISA
45940 Trenton, NJ MSA
45980 Troy, AL MISA
46020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA MISA
46060 Tucson, AZ MSA
46100 Tullahoma-Manchester, TN MISA
46140 Tulsa, OK MSA
46180 Tupelo, MS MISA
46220 Tuscaloosa, AL MSA
46300 Twin Falls, ID MISA
46340 Tyler, TX MSA
46380 Ukiah, CA MISA
46460 Union City, TN-KY MISA
46500 Urbana, OH MISA
46520 Urban Honolulu, HI MSA
46540 Utica-Rome, NY MSA
46620 Uvalde, TX MISA
46660 Valdosta, GA MSA
46700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA MSA
46740 Valley, AL MISA
46780 Van Wert, OH MISA
46820 Vermillion, SD MISA
46860 Vernal, UT MISA
46900 Vernon, TX MISA
46980 Vicksburg, MS MISA
47020 Victoria, TX MSA
47080 Vidalia, GA MISA
47180 Vincennes, IN MISA
47220 Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ MSA
47240 Vineyard Haven, MA MISA
47260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA
47300 Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA
47340 Wabash, IN MISA
47380 Waco, TX MSA
47420 Wahpeton, ND-MN MISA
47460 Walla Walla, WA MSA
47540 Wapakoneta, OH MISA
47580 Warner Robins, GA MSA
47620 Warren, PA MISA
47660 Warrensburg, MO MISA
47700 Warsaw, IN MISA
47780 Washington, IN MISA
47820 Washington, NC MISA
47900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA
47920 Washington Court House, OH MISA
47940 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA
47980 Watertown, SD MISA
48020 Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI MISA
48060 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY MSA
48100 Wauchula, FL MISA
48140 Wausau, WI MSA
48180 Waycross, GA MISA
48220 Weatherford, OK MISA
48260 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH MSA
48300 Wenatchee, WA MSA
48460 West Plains, MO MISA
48500 West Point, MS MISA
48540 Wheeling, WV-OH MSA
48580 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI MISA
48620 Wichita, KS MSA
48660 Wichita Falls, TX MSA
48700 Williamsport, PA MSA
48780 Williston, ND MISA
48820 Willmar, MN MISA
48900 Wilmington, NC MSA
48940 Wilmington, OH MISA
48980 Wilson, NC MISA
49020 Winchester, VA-WV MSA
49080 Winnemucca, NV MISA
49100 Winona, MN MISA
49180 Winston-Salem, NC MSA
49220 Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield, WI MISA
49260 Woodward, OK MISA
49300 Wooster, OH MISA
49340 Worcester, MA-CT MSA
49380 Worthington, MN MISA
49420 Yakima, WA MSA
49460 Yankton, SD MISA
49620 York-Hanover, PA MSA
49660 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSA
49700 Yuba City, CA MSA
49740 Yuma, AZ MSA
49780 Zanesville, OH MISA
49820 Zapata, TX MISA


3.1. Lay of the Land - goto top

Counties are labeled with county name and state-county FIPS code.

 
  View developed with CV XE GIS software.   See this section to learn about making custom metro maps.

3.2. Patterns of Economic Prosperity by Neighborhood go top

Median household income by census tract (see color/data legend at left of map).

 
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4. Population Characteristics & Trends - goto top

Population and Components of Change by Year
  Area7/1/20107/1/20117/1/20127/1/20137/1/20147/1/20157/1/20162010-16a2010-16b
Total population 425,461 428,403 431,888 437,020 441,258 446,138 452,319 26,858 6.3
  Births  4,350 4,396 4,436 4,349 4,572 4,510 26,613 4,436
  Deaths  4,517 4,410 4,742 4,704 5,023 5,077 28,473 4,746
  -- Natural Increase  -167 -14 -306 -355 -451 -567 -1,860 -310
  Net Migration  3,032 3,504 5,166 4,303 4,844 6,525 27,374 4,562
  -- Intl Migration  289 130 149 208 230 226 1,232 205
  -- Domestic Migration  2,743 3,374 5,017 4,095 4,614 6,299 26,142 4,357

4.1. Component City Characteristics go top
Principal Cities (about principal cities); Click link to view city profile.

The largest city in each metropolitan area is designated a "principal city." Additional cities qualify if specified requirements are met concerning population size and employment. The title of each metropolitan area consists of the names of up to three of its principal cities and the name of each state into which the metropolitan area extends.

  •   Asheville

Cities are places of population concentration. Incorporated cities have governmental powers assigned by the corresponding state. Metros, or CBSAs, contain one or more incorporated city. The Census Bureau develops annual estimates of the population for all cities using a model-based estimatin procedure (in contrast to sample survey-based population estimates developed through the American Comunity Survey (ACS). The model based estimates developed for all cities time lag of only a little over a year. In contrast, the ACS-based estimates for cities under 65,000 population have a time lag of four years and are estimates for a 5-year time period. For example, in January 2018, the 7/1/16 estimates are the most recent model-based population data for all cities, whereas the 2016 ACS estimates (centric to mid-2014) are the recent ACS-survey population estimates for all cities.

Places, the more general term for places of population concentration, includes incorporated cities and census designated places (CDPs) .. approximately 29,549 areas. Postcensal population estimates are not developed for CDPs.

Cities 10,000 population and over; click link to view city profile.
  Area7/1/20107/1/20117/1/20127/1/20137/1/20147/1/20157/1/2016Chg 10-16%Chg 10-16
  Asheville, NC (3702140) 83,449 84,592 85,702 86,893 87,635 88,299 89,121 5,672 6.8
  Hendersonville, NC (3730720) 13,103 13,169 13,228 13,377 13,539 13,749 13,840 737 5.6

All places interactive tables General Demographics | Social | Economic | Housing
All places time series population estimates interactive table.

 
4.2. Component County Characteristics - goto top

Metropolitan areas are defined as one or more contiguous counties/county equivalent areas based on a set of demographic-economic criteria. Counties and county equivalent areas comprising the metro are shown below. For multi-county metros, this section provides insights into how the population is changing by county. Many metros changed geographic composition (counties included in the metro) between the Census 2010 vintage and the current vintage. hese changes, if any, are also shown below (county is marked with **). Click county code link to view county components of change.

  Area7/1/20107/1/20117/1/20127/1/20137/1/20147/1/20157/1/2016Chg 10-16%Chg 10-16
  Buncombe County, NC (37021) 238,823 241,387 244,188 247,480 249,997 252,808 256,088 17,265 7.2
  Haywood County, NC (37087) 58,954 58,714 58,796 59,131 59,376 59,899 60,682 1,728 2.9
  Henderson County, NC (37089) 106,903 107,474 108,014 109,269 110,707 112,327 114,209 7,306 6.8
  Madison County, NC (37115) 20,781 20,828 20,890 21,140 21,178 21,104 21,340 559 2.7
Number of county/county equivalent areas: 4

All counties demographic-economic interactive tables General Demographics | Social | Economic | Housing
All counties time series population estimates interactive table.

 
4.3. General Demographic Characteristics - goto top
    - based on Census American Community Survey 1-year estimates; http://proximityone.com/acs2016.htm
    - see related all ACS 2016 1 year metros General Demographic Characteristics interactive table: http://proximityone.com/cbsa161dp1.htm

  Item20152016Chg15-16%Chg15-16
Total population 446,840 452,319 5,479 1.2
    Male 214,173 217,456 3,283 1.5
    Female 232,667 234,863 2,196 0.9
    Under 5 years 21,461 20,983 -478 -2.2
    5 to 9 years 23,921 22,696 -1,225 -5.1
    10 to 14 years 24,274 26,107 1,833 7.6
    15 to 19 years 24,095 24,709 614 2.5
    20 to 24 years 25,536 23,893 -1,643 -6.4
    25 to 34 years 55,358 55,278 -80 -0.1
    35 to 44 years 55,205 55,580 375 0.7
    45 to 54 years 58,809 60,434 1,625 2.8
    55 to 59 years 32,734 30,929 -1,805 -5.5
    60 to 64 years 31,687 34,992 3,305 10.4
    65 to 74 years 54,109 56,719 2,610 4.8
    75 to 84 years 28,335 29,449 1,114 3.9
    85 years and over 11,316 10,550 -766 -6.8
    Median age (years) 43.7 44.5 0.8 1.8
    18 years and over 362,088 367,603 5,515 1.5
    21 years and over 347,952 352,141 4,189 1.2
    62 years and over 113,227 117,977 4,750 4.2
    65 years and over 93,760 96,718 2,958 3.2
  Race/Origin
    One race 438,483 445,049 6,566 1.5
        White 403,311 411,467 8,156 2.0
        Black or African American 21,037 22,168 1,131 5.4
        American Indian and Alaska Native 1,963 1,140 -823 -41.9
        Asian 4,702 5,956 1,254 26.7
        Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 177 425 248 140.1
        Some other race 7,293 3,893 -3,400 -46.6
    Two or more races 8,357 7,270 -1,087 -13.0
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 30,830 30,416 -414 -1.3
        Mexican 19,525 19,674 149 0.8
    Not Hispanic or Latino 416,010 421,903 5,893 1.4
        White alone  379,402 386,246 6,844 1.8
        Black or African American alone 20,568 21,620 1,052 5.1
  Citizen, 18 and over 345,973 354,651 8,678 2.5
    Male 162,582 166,274 3,692 2.3
    Female 183,391 188,377 4,986 2.7

5. Housing Characteristics & Trends - goto top

5.1. Total Housing Units - goto top

 
5.2. General Housing Characteristics - goto top
    - based on Census American Community Survey 1-year estimates; http://proximityone.com/acs2016.htm
    - see related all ACS 2016 1 year metros Housing Characteristics interactive table: http://proximityone.com/cbsa161dp4.htm

  Item20152016Chg15-16%Chg15-16
Total housing units 218,917 220,699 1,782 0.8
    Occupied housing units (households) 184,983 186,656 1,673 0.9
    Vacant housing units 33,934 34,043 109 0.3
Homeowner vacancy rate 1.70 2.30 0.60 35.3
Rental vacancy rate 5.50 2.50 -3.00 -54.5
Units in Structure
    1-unit, detached 143,438 143,338 -100 -0.1
    1-unit, attached 6,246 7,905 1,659 26.6
    2 units 6,574 4,934 -1,640 -24.9
    3 or 4 units 10,619 7,238 -3,381 -31.8
    5 to 9 units 6,852 7,986 1,134 16.5
    10 to 19 units 3,709 5,217 1,508 40.7
    20 or more units 6,543 6,940 397 6.1
    Mobile home 34,728 36,861 2,133 6.1
    Boat, RV, van, etc. 208 280 72 34.6
Year Structure Built
    Built 2014 or later 585 3,076 2,491 425.8
    Built 2010 or 2013 6,821 7,838 1,017 14.9
    Built 2000 to 2009 39,362 43,324 3,962 10.1
    Built 1990 to 1999 40,009 40,117 108 0.3
    Built 1980 to 1989 35,627 37,199 1,572 4.4
    Built 1970 to 1979 29,857 25,581 -4,276 -14.3
    Built 1960 to 1969 19,728 20,706 978 5.0
    Built 1950 to 1959 14,887 14,635 -252 -1.7
    Built 1940 to 1949 9,442 8,888 -554 -5.9
    Built 1939 or earlier 22,599 19,335 -3,264 -14.4
Total housing units - Median rooms 5 5 0 0.0
    Occupied housing units - Owner-occupied 123,167 127,543 4,376 3.6
    Occupied housing units - Renter-occupied 61,816 59,113 -2,703 -4.4
Average household size of owner-occupied unit 2.43 2.42 -0.01 -0.4
Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.22 2.26 0.04 1.8
Year Moved into Unit; Occupied Housing Units
    Moved in 2015 or later 11,410 34,876 23,466 205.7
    Moved in 2010 to 2014 64,565 52,836 -11,729 -18.2
    Moved in 2000 to 2009 57,685 50,305 -7,380 -12.8
    Moved in 1990 to 1999 24,495 24,077 -418 -1.7
    Moved in 1980 to 1989 12,043 11,193 -850 -7.1
    Moved in 1979 or earlier 14,785 13,369 -1,416 -9.6
Year Vehicles; Occupied Housing Units
    No vehicles available 9,846 7,886 -1,960 -19.9
    1 vehicle available 67,454 62,985 -4,469 -6.6
    2 vehicles available 71,226 74,251 3,025 4.2
    3 or more vehicles available 36,457 41,534 5,077 13.9
House Heating; Occupied Housing Units
    Utility gas 33,937 32,899 -1,038 -3.1
    Bottled, tank, or LP gas 12,220 12,855 635 5.2
    Electricity 106,055 110,806 4,751 4.5
    Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 22,982 19,223 -3,759 -16.4
    Coal or coke 0 0 0...
    Wood 8,463 8,946 483 5.7
    Solar energy 243 435 192 79.0
    occupants per room - 1.00 or less 178,646 180,072 1,426 0.8
    occupants per room - 1.01 to 1.50 3,160 1,755 -1,405 -44.5
    occupants per room - 1.51 or more 3,177 4,829 1,652 52.0
Housing Value; Occupied Housing Units
    Less than $50,000 8,011 9,588 1,577 19.7
    $50,000 to $99,999 11,655 12,928 1,273 10.9
    $100,000 to $149,999 21,589 17,137 -4,452 -20.6
    $150,000 to $199,999 22,127 22,231 104 0.5
    $200,000 to $299,999 31,397 32,916 1,519 4.8
    $300,000 to $499,999 19,038 23,173 4,135 21.7
    $500,000 to $999,999 7,344 8,430 1,086 14.8
    $1,000,000 or more 2,006 1,140 -866 -43.2
    Median (dollars) 195,800 204,800 9,000 4.6
Mortgage Status; Owner-occupied units - total 123,167 127,543 4,376 3.6
    Occupied housing units -Housing units with a mortgage 69,897 70,063 166 0.2
    Occupied housing units - Housing units without a mortgage 53,270 57,480 4,210 7.9
Rent; Occupied units paying rent 56,192 54,340 -1,852 -3.3
    Less than $500 8,478 7,854 -624 -7.4
    $500 to $999 32,528 27,887 -4,641 -14.3
    $1,000 to $1,499 11,713 14,371 2,658 22.7
    $1,500 to $1,999 2,459 2,698 239 9.7
    $2,000 to $2,499 530 1,061 531 100.2
    $2,500 to $2,999 98 139 41 41.8
    $3,000 or more 386 330 -56 -14.5
    Median (dollars) 777 851 74 9.5
GRAPI; Occupied units paying rent (excl units where GRAPI not computed) 55,538 53,376 -2,162 -3.9
    Less than 15.0 percent 6,355 8,160 1,805 28.4
    15.0 to 19.9 percent 4,281 6,740 2,459 57.4
    20.0 to 24.9 percent 6,519 7,452 933 14.3
    25.0 to 29.9 percent 7,648 6,597 -1,051 -13.7
    30.0 to 34.9 percent 6,518 5,306 -1,212 -18.6
    35.0 percent or more 24,217 19,121 -5,096 -21.0

5.3. Residential Construction; Housing Units Authorized & Value - goto top

Based on Census Building Permits (http://proximityone.com/metro_residentialconstruction.htm, these data provide insights into the trending quality, type and value of new residential construction. See web section for footnote and related information. These data are updated monthly. The table presents the most recent 12 months.

  ItemAug15Sep15Oct15Nov15Dec15Jan16Feb16Mar16Apr16May16Jun16Jul16
Total Residential Units 197 151 172 129 137 131 130 180 168 160 280 164
  in 1 unit bldgs 112 117 130 89 93 101 96 149 148 138 173 139
  in 2 unit bldgs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  in 3-4 unit bldgs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  in 5+ unit bldgs 85 34 42 40 44 30 34 31 20 22 107 25
  Bldgs with 5+ units 4 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 7 2
  Percent Coverage 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 91 91 91 91
Value ($000), Total Units 39,698 35,661 36,705 26,705 28,606 28,956 29,415 39,266 40,232 38,241 49,580 37,513
  1 unit structures 32,672 32,766 33,168 23,273 24,740 26,269 26,520 36,527 38,005 35,902 41,824 35,005
  2 unit structures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  3-4 unit structures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  5+ unit structures 7,026 2,895 3,537 3,432 3,866 2,687 2,895 2,739 2,227 2,339 7,756 2,508

5.4. Housing Price Index - goto top

Based on the FHFA (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac) Housing Price Index (http://proximityone.com/hpi.htm), these non seasonally adjusted data provide insights into movement of single-family housing prices. The data are updated quarterly and feature a short lag between the date of availability and quarterly reference date. See related interactive table to compare areas. See related 5-Digit ZIP Code HPI interactive table.
This table shows annual HPI values for the U.S., CBSA state, CBSA and CBSA component counties for the base year 2000 = 100. The rightmost column shows housing value appreciation between 2010 and 2017.

    Housing Price Index:20102011201220132014201520162017HPA 10-17
   United States 126.86 121.29 118.99 123.23 130.83 136.39 143.64 151.78 19.64
   State: North Carolina 122.20 117.56 114.46 115.43 118.41 122.80 128.47 135.38 10.79
   Metro: Asheville, NC MSA 144.52 138.12 133.94 136.16 142.41 150.47 161.56 171.69 18.80
   Buncombe County, NC 149.69 143.34 140.64 143.85 151.90 161.88 175.35 186.70 24.72
   Haywood County, NC 135.17 128.88 123.87 121.58 125.13 125.52 130.32 142.12 5.14
   Henderson County, NC 136.67 130.13 123.02 124.32 128.22 134.00 142.13 151.14 10.59
   Madison County, NC 131.77 126.61 120.01 124.34 123.21 133.47 136.17 141.64 7.49

6. Economic Characteristics & Trends - goto top

6.1. Economic Profile - goto top

Based on BEA Regional Economic Information System (http://proximityone.com/reis.htm), these data provide a comprehensive overview of the local economy. See web section for footnote and related information.

Economic Characteristics
  Item2010201120122013201420152016Chg10-16%Chg10-16
Personal income (thousands of dollars) 14,035,105 14,649,655 15,512,524 15,569,871 16,650,805 17,834,284 18,565,338 4,530,233 32.3
.Net earnings by place of residence 7,610,318 7,788,436 8,229,454 8,261,349 8,824,316 9,423,531 10,016,652 2,406,334 31.6
.Personal current transfer receipts 3,608,702 3,718,734 3,826,496 3,895,988 4,049,048 4,246,962 4,348,365 739,663 20.5
..Income maintenance benefits 1/ 308,529 321,652 326,509 340,071 331,127 326,789 322,881 14,352 4.7
..Unemployment insurance compensation 171,262 151,823 108,689 57,610 17,241 10,301 7,238 -164,024 -95.8
..Retirement and other 3,128,911 3,245,259 3,391,298 3,498,307 3,700,680 3,909,872 4,018,246 889,335 28.4
.Dividends, interest, and rent 2/ 2,816,085 3,142,485 3,456,574 3,412,534 3,777,441 4,163,791 4,200,321 1,384,236 49.2
.Population (persons) 3/ 425,461 428,403 431,888 437,020 441,258 446,138 452,319 26,858 6.3
.Per capita personal income 4/ 32,988 34,196 35,918 35,627 37,735 39,975 41,045 8,057 24.4
.Per capita net earnings 4/ 17,887 18,180 19,055 18,904 19,998 21,122 22,145 4,258 23.8
.Per capita pers current trans receipts 4/ 8,482 8,680 8,860 8,915 9,176 9,519 9,613 1,131 13.3
..Per capita income maint benefits 4/ 725 751 756 778 750 732 714 -11 -1.5
..Per capita unempl insurance comp 4/ 403 354 252 132 39 23 16 -387 -96.0
..Per capita retirement and other 4/ 7,354 7,575 7,852 8,005 8,387 8,764 8,884 1,530 20.8
.Per capita dividends, interest & rent 4/ 6,619 7,335 8,003 7,809 8,561 9,333 9,286 2,667 40.3
.Earnings by place of work 8,795,428 8,922,225 9,398,157 9,604,944 10,256,785 10,942,666 11,598,687 2,803,259 31.9
..Wages and salaries 6,271,744 6,419,204 6,663,743 6,884,318 7,198,869 7,648,460 8,037,449 1,765,705 28.2
..Supplements to wages and salaries 1,623,623 1,585,784 1,693,221 1,674,297 1,808,859 1,869,371 1,893,931 270,308 16.6
...Employer cont/empl pens/insur funds 5/ 1,145,519 1,083,502 1,169,133 1,131,226 1,234,618 1,260,730 1,272,641 127,122 11.1
...Employer cont/govt social insurance 478,104 502,282 524,088 543,071 574,241 608,641 621,290 143,186 29.9
..Proprietors income 900,061 917,237 1,041,193 1,046,329 1,249,057 1,424,835 1,667,307 767,246 85.2
...Farm proprietors income 43,954 47,565 26,648 21,690 38,548 40,682 33,278 -10,676 -24.3
...Nonfarm proprietors income 856,107 869,672 1,014,545 1,024,639 1,210,509 1,384,153 1,634,029 777,922 90.9
Total employment (number of jobs) 234,057 239,040 241,588 246,526 252,923 260,278 267,239 33,182 14.2
.Wage and salary employment 175,978 177,542 179,674 183,585 186,833 192,518 198,002 22,024 12.5
.Proprietors employment 58,079 61,498 61,914 62,941 66,090 67,760 69,237 11,158 19.2
..Farm proprietors employment 6/ 2,543 2,494 2,422 2,423 2,398 2,353 2,314 -229 -9.0
..Nonfarm proprietors employment 55,536 59,004 59,492 60,518 63,692 65,407 66,923 11,387 20.5
Average earnings per job (dollars) 37,578 37,325 38,902 38,961 40,553 42,042 43,402 5,824 15.5
.Average wages and salaries 35,639 36,156 37,088 37,499 38,531 39,729 40,593 4,954 13.9
.Average nonfarm proprietors income 15,415 14,739 17,053 16,931 19,006 21,162 24,417 9,002 58.4

6.2. Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector (QCEW) - goto top

Based on BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (http://proximityone.com/eee.htm), these data are updated quarterly and feature only a 7 month lag between the date of availability and quarterly reference date. See related interactive table to compare areas.

  SectorEstablishments
2016Q2
Employment
2016Q2
Avg Weekly Wages
2016Q2
Establishments
2017Q2
Employment
2017Q2
Avg Weekly Wages
2017Q2
 Total, all industries 13,863 185,394 735 14,082 188,362 761
 Total, all industries - Fed Govt 80 3,209 1,359 81 3,213 1,512
 Total, all industries - St Govt 68 5,253 757 68 5,252 763
 Total, all industries - Local Govt 208 16,073 774 207 16,131 784
 Total, all industries - Private 13,507 160,859 718 13,726 163,766 744
    Goods-producing 2,116 29,681 881 2,152 30,347 915
      Natural resources and mining 116 1,261 618 118 1,347 639
      Construction 1,428 8,077 787 1,470 8,592 834
      Manufacturing 572 20,343 935 564 20,408 967
    Service-providing 11,391 131,179 681 11,574 133,418 706
      Trade, transportation & utilities 2,767 34,717 612 2,755 35,414 615
      Information 233 2,038 983 239 2,037 1,020
      Financial activities 1,391 5,975 972 1,461 6,255 1,010
      Professional & business services 2,707 18,343 735 2,755 17,296 782
      Education and health services 1,559 35,579 943 1,580 36,672 976
      Leisure and hospitality 1,469 28,465 359 1,479 29,380 377
      Other services 1,265 6,062 508 1,305 6,364 559
 Total, all industries - Private 108 1,131 586 110 1,222 608
.. cell value of '...' indicates value suppressed to maintain confidentiality.

Use the following links to access detailed QCEW data by detailed type of business (CSV files) .. &see notes on using these files.
..   2016Q2 ..   2016Q3 ..   2016Q4 ..   2017Q1 ..   2017Q2
 
6.3. Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector (CBP) - goto top

Based on Census County Business Patterns (http://proximityone.com/cbp2016.htm), these place of work data include all sectors except crop/animal production; rail transportation; postal service; pension, health, welfare & vacation funds; trusts, estates & agency accounts; private households; public administration. Most government operations are excluded. See related interactive table.
... this section updates with 2017 data in April 2019.

Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector
  SectorEstab
2014
Emp
2014
Avg Annual
Pay 2014
Estab
2015
Emp
2015
Avg Annual
Pay 2015
Estab
2016
Emp
2016
Avg Annual
Pay 2016
-- Total for all sectors 11,745 156,217 36,307 12,163 159,295 37,514 12,552 167,634 38,047
11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting 14 49 24,837 17 68 23,103 16 65 30,154
21 - Mining, Quarrying & Oil/Gas Extraction 8 120 47,842 8 125 45,576 8 125 47,256
22 - Utilities 22 554 76,785 25 609 79,783 24 665 91,633
23 - Construction 1,260 6,980 39,021 1,289 7,578 41,345 1,351 7,962 42,493
31 - Manufacturing 480 19,231 51,003 483 19,709 52,555 471 20,232 54,198
42 - Wholesale Trade 485 5,008 45,053 489 5,409 49,048 481 5,841 49,715
44 - Retail Trade 1,850 25,953 24,463 1,916 26,452 25,395 1,930 28,208 25,003
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 206 2,828 47,464 225 2,977 42,334 235 3,823 37,547
51 - Information 161 1,922 49,817 172 1,988 51,897 190 2,136 57,000
52 - Finance and Insurance 601 3,869 64,393 625 3,848 67,321 640 3,885 65,594
53 - Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 640 2,449 34,403 674 2,181 37,857 715 2,313 37,191
54 - Professional, Scientific & Tech Svcs 1,268 5,811 51,091 1,328 5,760 49,556 1,391 6,012 50,884
55 - Management of Companies/Enterprises 50 1,675 59,878 52 1,716 58,383 53 1,772 60,572
56 - Administrative and Support+ 635 7,777 28,455 660 8,263 29,131 683 8,666 30,277
61 - Educational Services 175 4,439 25,102 192 4,683 25,874 207 4,732 27,480
62 - Health Care and Social Assistance 1,320 34,061 45,618 1,351 34,060 47,609 1,395 35,373 48,316
71 - Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 210 3,128 23,952 214 3,089 23,837 246 3,507 23,722
72 - Accommodation and Food Services 1,150 22,772 17,732 1,181 23,086 18,338 1,224 24,199 19,136
81 - Other Services (exc Public Admin) 1,189 7,566 24,093 1,240 7,681 25,586 1,269 8,095 26,056

 
6.4. General Economic Characteristics - goto top
    - based on Census American Community Survey 1-year estimates; http://proximityone.com/acs2016.htm
    - see related all ACS 2016 1 year metros Economic Characteristics interactive table: http://proximityone.com/cbsa161dp3.htm

  Item20152016Chg15-16%Chg15-16
Labor Force; Population 16 years and over 371,889 377,429 5,540 1.5
    In labor force 211,175 220,962 9,787 4.6
    In labor force - Civilian labor force 210,925 220,878 9,953 4.7
    In labor force - Civilian labor force - Employed 200,070 212,275 12,205 6.1
    In labor force - Civilian labor force - Unemployed 10,855 8,603 -2,252 -20.7
    In labor force - Armed Forces 250 84 -166 -66.4
    Not in labor force 160,714 156,467 -4,247 -2.6
    In labor force - Civilian labor force 210,925 220,878 9,953 4.7
    In labor force - Unemployment Rate 5.1 3.9 -1.2 -23.5
Employment by Industry; Civilian employed population 16 years and over 200,070 212,275 12,205 6.1
    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,547 3,006 459 18.0
    Construction 14,792 13,811 -981 -6.6
    Manufacturing 21,163 24,265 3,102 14.7
    Wholesale trade 4,143 4,431 288 7.0
    Retail trade 26,060 29,029 2,969 11.4
    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 6,103 6,563 460 7.5
    Information 2,169 3,110 941 43.4
    Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 10,653 12,603 1,950 18.3
    Prof, scientific & management, & admine and waste mgmt services 19,799 19,020 -779 -3.9
    Educational services, and health care and social assistance 52,818 52,137 -681 -1.3
    Arts, entertainment, & recreation, & accommodation & food services 23,429 26,742 3,313 14.1
    Other services, except public administration 9,878 10,588 710 7.2
    Public administration 6,516 6,970 454 7.0
Class of Worker; Civilian employed population 16 years and over 200,070 212,275 12,205 6.1
    Private wage and salary workers 155,498 168,212 12,714 8.2
    Government workers 25,124 25,657 533 2.1
    Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers 18,634 18,325 -309 -1.7
    Unpaid family workers 814 81 -733 -90.0
Household Income; Total households 184,983 186,656 1,673 0.9
    Less than $10,000 10,686 9,005 -1,681 -15.7
    $10,000 to $14,999 13,510 11,658 -1,852 -13.7
    $15,000 to $24,999 23,544 23,809 265 1.1
    $25,000 to $34,999 23,958 19,761 -4,197 -17.5
    $35,000 to $49,999 29,986 27,866 -2,120 -7.1
    $50,000 to $74,999 34,530 40,197 5,667 16.4
    $75,000 to $99,999 18,756 20,939 2,183 11.6
    $100,000 to $149,999 18,569 19,956 1,387 7.5
    $150,000 to $199,999 5,203 6,725 1,522 29.3
    $200,000 or more 6,241 6,740 499 8.0
Median household income (dollars) 44,826 50,541 5,715 12.7
Mean household income (dollars) 63,112 66,888 3,776 6.0
Earnings; Total households with earnings 132,107 133,317 1,210 0.9
    With earnings - Mean earnings (dollars) 60,106 64,960 4,854 8.1
    With Social Security 71,401 71,714 313 0.4
        Mean Social Security income (dollars) 18,517 19,445 928 5.0
    With retirement income 45,025 45,913 888 2.0
        Mean retirement income (dollars) 24,800 25,047 247 1.0
    With Supplemental Security Income 9,804 8,412 -1,392 -14.2
        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 8,659 9,987 1,328 15.3
    With cash public assistance income 3,129 2,962 -167 -5.3
        Mean cash public assistance income (dollars) 2,443 2,532 89 3.6
    With Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in the past 12 months 22,653 18,036 -4,617 -20.4
Familiy Income; Families 112,938 113,828 890 0.8
    Less than $10,000 4,031 2,772 -1,259 -31.2
    $10,000 to $14,999 3,224 3,056 -168 -5.2
    $15,000 to $24,999 11,071 9,484 -1,587 -14.3
    $25,000 to $34,999 10,596 10,488 -108 -1.0
    $35,000 to $49,999 17,959 15,638 -2,321 -12.9
    $50,000 to $74,999 24,966 29,459 4,493 18.0
    $75,000 to $99,999 15,727 16,550 823 5.2
    $100,000 to $149,999 15,924 15,455 -469 -2.9
    $150,000 to $199,999 3,960 5,825 1,865 47.1
    $200,000 or more 5,480 5,101 -379 -6.9
Median family income (dollars) 59,335 61,802 2,467 4.2
Mean family income (dollars) 77,866 78,712 846 1.1
Per capita income (dollars) 27,243 29,029 1,786 6.6
Per capita income (dollars) - Nonfamily households 72,045 72,828 783 1.1
Median nonfamily income (dollars) 28,469 30,894 2,425 8.5
Mean nonfamily income (dollars) 38,362 45,831 7,469 19.5
Median earnings for workers (dollars) 27,571 29,326 1,755 6.4
Median earnings for male full-time, year-round workers (dollars) 40,874 41,068 194 0.5
Median earnings for female full-time, year-round workers (dollars) 35,057 36,159 1,102 3.1
Insurance Coverage; Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 441,475 446,796 5,321 1.2
    With health insurance coverage 393,052 404,756 11,704 3.0
    With private health insurance coverage  290,161 302,189 12,028 4.1
    With public health coverage  170,046 178,345 8,299 4.9
    No health insurance coverage 48,423 42,040 -6,383 -13.2

6.5. Gross Domestic Product - goto top

Based on BEA Metro Gross Domestic Products (GDP) estimates (http://proximityone.com/metrogdp.htm), these provide a comprehensive measure of the metro economic output. Gross domestic product (GDP) is the value of the goods and services produced by the metro’s economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production. GDP estimates, updated annually, are available for only Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Use the interactive table to rank, sort, compare metros.
... this section updates with 2017 data in November 2018.

  Item2010201120122013201420152016Change
2010-16
%Change
2010-16
Gross Domestic Product, per capita real GDP 33,243 32,854 32,536 32,733 33,695 34,531 35,147 1,904 5.73
Real GDP (millions) 14,144 14,075 14,052 14,305 14,868 15,405 15,898 1,754 12.40
GDP (current dollars, millions) 14,242 14,372 14,710 15,280 16,228 17,302 18,222 3,980 27.95
Real GDP Quantity Index, all industry 103.087 102.585 102.420 104.263 108.367 112.284 115.872......

6.6. Fortune 1000 Companies with Headquarters in Metro - goto top

The Fortune 1000 companies (http://proximityone.com/metros_fortune1000.htm) are the largest businesses in the U.S.

  • Ingles Markets, Incorporated

Number in this metro: 1

6.7. Labor Market Characteristics & Trends go top

Based on BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics (http://proximityone.com/laus.htm), these data are updated monthly and feature only a 2 month lag between the date of availability and month reference date. See related annual labor force characteristics in section 6.4. See related interactive table to compare areas. The table shows most recent six months and data (not seasonally adjusted) for month one year earlier than most recent month.

  ItemNov16Jun17Jul17Aug17Sep17Oct17Nov17Change
11/16-11/17
%Change
11/16-11/17
Labor Force228,145227,785229,179226,145229,200229,352228,7846390.28
Employment219,039220,082220,853217,876221,793221,777220,4701,4310.65
Unemployment9,1067,7038,3268,2697,4077,5758,314-792-8.70
Unemployment Rate3.993.383.633.663.233.303.63-0.36-8.95

 
7. Social & Education Characteristics - goto top

7.1. General Social Characteristics - goto top
    - based on Census American Community Survey 1-year estimates; http://proximityone.com/acs2016.htm
    - see related all ACS 2016 1 year metros Social Characteristics interactive table: http://proximityone.com/cbsa161dp2.htm

  Item20152016Chg15-16%Chg15-16
Total households 184,983 186,656 1,673 0.9
    Family households (families) 112,938 113,828 890 0.8
    Nonfamily households 72,045 72,828 783 1.1
    Nonfamily households - Householder living alone 60,828 59,239 -1,589 -2.6
Average household size 2.36 2.37 0.01 0.4
Average family size 3.00 2.93 -0.07 -2.3
Population in households 436,894 442,405 5,511 1.3
Enrolled in School; Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 92,124 93,273 1,149 1.2
    Nursery school, preschool 4,908 4,262 -646 -13.2
    Kindergarten 5,588 4,729 -859 -15.4
    Elementary school (grades 1-8) 37,951 37,930 -21 -0.1
    High school (grades 9-12) 19,641 20,082 441 2.2
    College or graduate school 24,036 26,270 2,234 9.3
Educational Attainment; Population 25 years and over 327,553 333,931 6,378 1.9
    Less than 9th grade 11,384 10,945 -439 -3.9
    9th to 12th grade, no diploma 26,577 25,387 -1,190 -4.5
    High school graduate (includes equivalency) 83,999 85,202 1,203 1.4
    Some college, no degree 67,075 71,463 4,388 6.5
    Associate's degree 30,954 29,299 -1,655 -5.3
    Bachelor's degree 66,833 68,837 2,004 3.0
    Graduate or professional degree 40,731 42,798 2,067 5.1
    Percent high school graduate or higher 88.4 89.1 0.7 0.8
    Percent bachelor's degree or higher 32.8 33.4 0.6 1.8
Mobility/Migration; Residence one year age - Population 1 year and over 442,974 448,858 5,884 1.3
    Same house 384,890 388,703 3,813 1.0
    Different house in the U.S. 56,866 59,469 2,603 4.6
        Same county 25,915 31,337 5,422 20.9
        Different county 30,951 28,132 -2,819 -9.1
        Different county - Same state 13,905 14,190 285 2.0
        Different county - Different state 17,046 13,942 -3,104 -18.2
    Abroad 1,218 686 -532 -43.7
Nativity
    Native 418,870 429,857 10,987 2.6
        Born in United States 415,360 426,172 10,812 2.6
        Born in United States - State of residence 242,843 241,116 -1,727 -0.7
        Born in United States - Different state 172,517 185,056 12,539 7.3
        Born in PR, U.S. Island or born abroad to Americans 3,510 3,685 175 5.0
    Foreign born 27,970 22,462 -5,508 -19.7
Foreign-born population 27,970 22,462 -5,508 -19.7
    Naturalized U.S. citizen 10,856 9,137 -1,719 -15.8
    Not a U.S. citizen 17,114 13,325 -3,789 -22.1
Language Sooken at Home; Population 5 years and over 425,379 431,336 5,957 1.4
    English only 389,575 400,371 10,796 2.8
    Language other than English 35,804 30,965 -4,839 -13.5
    Language other than English - Speak English less than "very well" 17,247 12,133 -5,114 -29.7
    Spanish 24,657 24,194 -463 -1.9
    Spanish - Speak English less than "very well" 13,250 10,080 -3,170 -23.9
Computer Access; Total households 184,983 186,656 1,673 0.9
    With a computer 155,098 161,106 6,008 3.9
    With a computer - With a broadband Internet subscription 141,225 143,311 2,086 1.5

7.2. Component School District/Local Education Agency (LEA) Characteristics - goto top

Characteristics for 2015-16 School Year
  NameLEAIDLoGradeHiGradeSchoolsStudentsCity
Artspace Charter3700117KG08 1   403     Swannanoa, NC
Asheville City Schools3700270KG12 8   4,423     Asheville, NC
Buncombe County Schools3700450KG13 44   24,563     Asheville, NC
Evergreen Community Charter3700078KG08 1   443     Asheville, NC
Francine Delany New School3700017KG08 1   169     Asheville, NC
Haywood County Schools3702040PK13 16   8,328     Waynesville, NC
Henderson County Schools3702100KG13 23   13,698     Hendersonville, NC
Invest Collegiate - Imagine3700369KG11 1   682     Asheville, NC
Madison County Schools3702820KG13 7   2,417     Marshall, NC
Shining Rock Classical Academy: Cfa3700389KG06 1   230     Lake Junaluska, NC
The Franklin School Of Innovation37003610610 1   360     Asheville, NC
The Mountain Community Sch3700085KG08 1   193     Hendersonville, NC


Number in this metro: 12

7.3. Component Higher Education Institution Characteristics - goto top

This section is not available for this area in this version.

8. GeoPolitics - goto top

Metro breakout not available for this area in this version. See related:
  • 115th Congressional Districts demographic-economic interactive tables General demographics .. Social .. Economic .. Housing
  • State Legislative Districts (2016 cycle) interactive table

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