Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area NC Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 469,789
Population in Households 458,645
Population in Familes 357,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,144
Population Density2 231
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $50,360
Average Household Income $68,630
Per Capita Income $29,409


Total Housing Units 233,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132,263 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 65,307 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 36,393 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $227,183
Average Home Value $277,573


Total Households 197,570
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 123,647
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.23% 1.24%
Households 1.14% 1.2%
Families 0.97% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.56%