The Asheville metro comprises four counties: Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Madison. With approximately 250,000 residents, Buncombe County makes up 57% of the total population in the metro area.

Population Growth Rates 2010-2015

Population Growth 19902000201020152010-2015 (% Change)
Asheville City646257352782901885120.067
Buncombe County1747272063162383182531780.062
Asheville MSA*3079993691664248584468400.052
North Carolina662863280486009535483100428020.053
United States2487100122813025763087257223214188200.041

Median Age

Median Age1990200020102012 (Estimate)
Asheville City38393838
Buncombe County36.838.94141
Asheville MSA*3840.843.844.3
North Carolina33.135.33738
United States32.935.33737