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Time Zone: Buncombe County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Asheville is the Seat for Buncombe County.

Buncombe County was founded in 1791. Buncombe was created by taking area from Burke and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Buncombe had a population of 231,452 people. This is an increase of 12.18% since the last Census (which gave a population of 206,330 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Buncombe represented 2.56% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010238,318+15.5%+2.97% since 2009
2009231,452+12.18%+0.91% since 2008
2008229,373+11.17%+1.12% since 2007
2007226,823+9.93% 
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2000206,330The Last Census

More information can be found on the Buncombe County Census Page for Buncombe County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Buncombe County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Buncombe County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Asheville   76,63668,88911.25% increase  
Black Mountain   7,9107,5115.31% increase  
Woodfin   5,8323,16284.4% increase  
Weaverville   3,0992,41628.27% increase  
Biltmore Forest   1,5621,4408.47% increase  

Websites for Buncombe County

Official Website:   www.buncombecounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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