The population count of Buncombe County, NC was 252,268 in 2017.


Population Change

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Demographics and Population Datasets Involving Buncombe County, NC

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    Forsyth Futures: Accidental Death Rate, 2004-2014 | Last Updated 2016-02-16T16:29:51.000Z

    This dataset contains information on the rate of accidental deaths for Durham, Guilford, Forsyth, Mecklenburg, and Wake Counties and North Carolina. Accidental deaths are expressed as resident deaths per 100,000 people. Data was collected from the NC Vitals Statistic Reports and is a aggregate of two causes of death: unintentional motor vehicle deaths and other unintentional deaths.

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    Forsyth Futures: Violent Crime, 2003-2014 | Last Updated 2019-02-15T01:08:07.000Z

    This dataset includes rates on violent crime instances for North Carolina and NC's major urban counties (Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg and Wake). Years included are 2003 to 2014.

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    Forsyth Futures: Concentrated Poverty, including race, 2013 | Last Updated 2019-02-15T01:09:05.000Z

    This dataset includes every census tract for North Carolina. Columns include population of each race and the number of those within each race living in poverty. To be considered "concentrated" poverty, that census tract must have at least 40% of its population living below the poverty line

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    Forsyth Futures: Unemployment, 2004-2014 | Last Updated 2019-02-15T01:09:44.000Z

    This dataset includes information pertaining to employment for the United States, North Carolina and NC's major urban counties (Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, and Wake).

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    Forsyth Futures: Suicide Rate, 3-year Estimates, 2004-2014 | Last Updated 2019-02-15T01:08:30.000Z

    This dataset shows the rate per 100,000 of suicide deaths in 5 Major Urban counties (Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, and Wake), and the state of North Carolina. These numbers are calculated to represent a 3-year average.

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    Forsyth Futures: Poverty, 2006-2014 | Last Updated 2016-02-16T16:41:47.000Z

    Contains data on the poverty rate by age group, gender, and race/ethnicity for the United States, North Carolina, and NC's major urban counties (Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, and Wake) from 2006 to 2014.

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    Forsyth Futures: Educational Attainment, by Race, 2014 | Last Updated 2016-02-16T16:37:34.000Z

    This dataset is for 2014 only. It includes a racial breakdown of the percentage of residents with associate's degrees or higher for the following geographical areas: United States, North Carolina, and 5 major urban NC counties. The estimates here refer to populations age 25+ with at least an Associate's degree.

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    Forsyth Futures: Concentrated Poverty, by Race and Age, 2010-2014 | Last Updated 2019-02-15T01:09:15.000Z

    This dataset includes information concerning the percent of the population living in areas with different concentrations of poverty (Less that 20%, 20%-40%, and Over 40%) by age groups (Under 5 years, Under 18 years, 18-64 years and Over 64 years), and race (White Non-Hispanic, African American, and Hispanic/Latino). This dataset includes data for North Carolina and its major urban counties (Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, and Wake).

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    Main Libraries, Branches, and Bookmobiles: FY 2015 Public Libraries Survey (Outlet Data) | Last Updated 2019-02-21T22:02:30.000Z

    Find key information on main libraries, branches, and bookmobiles, including FSCS IDs, square footage, locale code, and location. These data include imputed values for libraries that did not submit information in the FY 2015 data collection. Imputation is a procedure for estimating a value for a specific data item where the response is missing. Download PLS data files to see imputation flag variables or learn more on the imputation methods used in FY 2015 at

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    Forsyth Futures: Racial Disparity In Concentrated Poverty, 2006-2010 & 2010-2014 | Last Updated 2019-02-15T01:09:19.000Z

    This dataset includes data pertaining to concentrated poverty areas and the number of individuals residing within those areas. There are two racial categories included: White Non-Hispanic and an aggregation of all minority groups. Areas included in this dataset are North Carolina and its major urban counties (Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, and Wake).