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Welcome to Asheville ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Asheville has a population of 93,061 people<2> (see below for details).
Asheville was established in 1784.
The community of Asheville is 2,170 feet [661 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Asheville is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Asheville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Asheville is within the (828) area code.
The ZIP code for Asheville: 28801<4>
Websites for Asheville ...
Official Website: www.ci.asheville.nc.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.ashevillechamber.org/
Junior League: www.juniorleagueasheville.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Asheville had an population of 93,061 people. This is an increase of 11.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.09% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Asheville had a population of 83,393 people (which is 34.99% of the total population of Buncombe County). This makes Asheville the county's most populous community.
The population of Asheville represents 0.87% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 83,393 people, the population of Asheville increased 21.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 68,889 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Asheville.
Communities near Asheville ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Asheville.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Asheville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Asheville.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Asheville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Asheville.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Asheville. Our list includes 84 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Asheville.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Asheville ...
Looking for more information about Asheville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Asheville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Asheville.
Adding Asheville to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Asheville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Asheville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Asheville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Asheville.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Asheville: www.ci.asheville.nc.us/
The official website for Buncombe County: www.buncombecounty.org/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 30 Jan 2023