Asheville Metro Area

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  5. Asheville Metro Area Family Information
  6. Asheville Metro Area Education Information
  7. Asheville Metro Area Business Information
  8. Asheville Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Asheville Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Asheville Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
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Asheville Metro Area Legal Resources

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Asheville Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 369,171
  • Land Area (2000): 5,265.641 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 20.654 square kilometers

Asheville Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 216,581 2002 233,567 2005 393,687
2000 226,389 2003 382,525 2006 400,669
2001 229,810 2004 387,872 2007 405,975

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Houses (2000): 175,331

Asheville Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 443,450 59.75%
 Rural, Farm 11,649 1.57%
 Rural, Non-farm 287,126 38.68%

Asheville Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Asheville Metro Area Employment Information

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Asheville Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 156,069 150,923 5,146 3.30% 33
1991 159,944 151,796 8,147 5.09% 51
1992 162,322 153,132 9,190 5.66% 57
1993 163,575 155,980 7,595 4.64% 46
1994 166,006 159,159 6,847 4.12% 41
1995 167,136 160,513 6,624 3.96% 40
1996 172,753 166,543 6,209 3.59% 36
1997 177,591 172,093 5,498 3.10% 31
1998 177,226 171,557 5,668 3.20% 32
1999 178,235 173,590 4,645 2.61% 26
2000 185,076 179,045 6,031 3.26% 33
2001 187,620 178,990 8,630 4.60% 46
2002 191,857 181,635 10,222 5.33% 53
2003 195,334 185,752 9,582 4.91% 49
2004 196,359 187,786 8,573 4.37% 44
2005 199,473 190,720 8,753 4.39% 44
2006 204,894 197,215 7,679 3.75% 37
2007 205,323 197,930 7,393 3.60% 36
2008 207,409 197,394 10,015 4.83% 48
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 205,663 196,644 9,019 4.39% 44
Feb 2008 204,775 195,375 9,400 4.59% 46
Mar 2008 205,737 196,654 9,083 4.41% 44
Apr 2008 206,287 197,785 8,502 4.12% 41
May 2008 208,045 198,033 10,012 4.81% 48
Jun 2008 209,235 198,860 10,375 4.96% 50
Jul 2008 212,044 200,446 11,598 5.47% 55
Aug 2008 207,609 196,237 11,372 5.48% 55
Sep 2008 207,289 196,514 10,775 5.20% 52
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Asheville Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 28,150 15.25%
2. Accommodation and Food Services 10,204 5.53%
3. Health Care 9,714 5.26%
4. Educational Services 7,416 4.02%
5. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 6,908 3.74%
6. Public Administration 6,404 3.47%
7. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 6,310 3.42%
8. Food and Beverage Stores 5,080 2.75%
9. Repair and Maintenance 4,796 2.60%
10. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 4,470 2.42%
11. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 4,404 2.39%
12. Paper Manufacturing 4,146 2.25%
13. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 4,106 2.22%
14. Truck Transportation 4,072 2.21%
15. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 4,000 2.17%
16. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 3,756 2.03%
17. Machinery Manufacturing 3,684 2.00%
18. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 3,538 1.92%
19. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 3,482 1.89%
20. Finance and Insurance 3,348 1.81%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 32,548 20.10%
2. Educational Services 19,010 11.74%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 13,982 8.63%
4. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 6,426 3.97%
5. Finance and Insurance 5,900 3.64%
6. Social Assistance 5,456 3.37%
7. Public Administration 5,268 3.25%
8. Food and Beverage Stores 4,774 2.95%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 3,934 2.43%
10. Personal and Laundry Services 3,700 2.28%
11. Department and Other General Stores 3,654 2.26%
12. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 3,564 2.20%
13. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3,092 1.91%
14. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 3,022 1.87%
15. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 2,832 1.75%
16. Construction 2,658 1.64%
17. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 2,640 1.63%
18. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 2,362 1.46%
19. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,114 1.31%
20. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 1,972 1.22%

Asheville Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 10,230 5.54%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 8,942 4.84%
3. Other Sales and Related Occupations 8,600 4.66%
4. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 8,438 4.57%
5. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 8,246 4.47%
6. Other Management Occupations 8,202 4.44%
7. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 7,768 4.21%
8. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 5,902 3.20%
9. Carpenters 5,790 3.14%
10. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 5,380 2.91%
11. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 4,988 2.70%
12. Vehicle Mechanics 4,872 2.64%
13. Other Construction Trades 4,810 2.61%
14. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 4,412 2.39%
15. Top Executives 3,442 1.86%
16. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 3,410 1.85%
17. Construction Laborers 3,288 1.78%
18. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 3,094 1.68%
19. Assemblers and Fabricators 3,076 1.67%
20. Engineers 2,758 1.49%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 8,524 5.26%
2. Secretaries and Admins 7,860 4.85%
3. Registered Nurses 7,458 4.60%
4. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 7,196 4.44%
5. Other Management Occupations 5,922 3.66%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 5,902 3.64%
7. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 5,598 3.46%
8. Cashiers 5,576 3.44%
9. Other Production Occupations 5,558 3.43%
10. Health Technologists and Technicians 5,400 3.33%
11. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 5,250 3.24%
12. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 4,978 3.07%
13. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 4,864 3.00%
14. Waiters and Waitresses 4,236 2.62%
15. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 4,172 2.58%
16. Assemblers and Fabricators 3,998 2.47%
17. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 3,728 2.30%
18. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 3,570 2.20%
19. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 3,298 2.04%
20. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 3,102 1.92%

Asheville Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 313,625 52.18%
15-35 hours 68,881 11.46%
1-14 hours 15,591 2.59%
No regular hours 202,934 33.76%

Asheville Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 9,798 2.97%
5 AM-5:29 AM 7,126 2.16%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 11,870 3.60%
6 AM-6:29 AM 25,463 7.72%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 35,516 10.76%
7 AM-7:29 AM 51,545 15.62%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 60,973 18.48%
8 AM-8:29 AM 38,215 11.58%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 17,064 5.17%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 17,984 5.45%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 6,703 2.03%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 3,365 1.02%
Noon-3:59 PM 21,282 6.45%
4 PM-11:59 PM 23,111 7.00%

Asheville Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 10,427 3.16%
5-9 35,728 10.83%
10-14 55,774 16.90%
15-19 63,318 19.19%
20-24 57,660 17.47%
25-29 21,337 6.47%
30-34 44,371 13.45%
35-39 6,494 1.97%
40-44 6,278 1.90%
45-59 14,696 4.45%
60-89 7,666 2.32%
At least 90 6,266 1.90%

Asheville Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 1,124 0.34% 243,120 73.67%
30-44 554 0.17% 56,589 17.15%
45-59 84 0.03% 14,612 4.43%
At least 60 256 0.08% 13,676 4.14%

Asheville Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 558 0.16%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 45,544 13.31%
 Car / truck / van, solo 273,778 80.00%
 Motorcycle 330 0.10%
 Other 1,717 0.50%
 Public transportation 2,018 0.59%
 Walked 6,070 1.77%
 Worked at home 12,193 3.56%

Asheville Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Asheville Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 308,638 (717,376 people)
Families (2000): 208,570 (587,912 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 78,747
People at same address in 1995: 384,836

Asheville Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 31,532 10.16%
$10,000-$14,999 23,167 7.47%
$15,000-$19,999 22,089 7.12%
$20,000-$24,999 24,947 8.04%
$25,000-$29,999 24,547 7.91%
$30,000-$34,999 22,769 7.34%
$35,000-$39,999 20,941 6.75%
$40,000-$44,999 19,750 6.37%
$45,000-$49,999 17,128 5.52%
$50,000-$59,999 28,581 9.21%
$60,000-$74,999 29,322 9.45%
$75,000-$99,999 23,215 7.48%
$100,000-$124,999 10,092 3.25%
$125,000-$149,999 3,885 1.25%
$150,000-$199,999 3,856 1.24%
$200,000 or more 4,440 1.43%

Asheville Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 42,691 27.67%
 Family, 2 people 53,057 34.39%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 6,606 4.28%
 Family, 3 people 23,985 15.55%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 885 0.57%
 Family, 4 people 17,528 11.36%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 273 0.18%
 Family, 5 people 6,281 4.07%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 105 0.07%
 Family, 6 people 1,899 1.23%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 38 0.02%
 Family, 7 or more people 906 0.59%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 36 0.02%

Asheville Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 234,259 27.89%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 111,407 13.26%
Public Assistance 8,166 0.97%
Retirement 67,272 8.01%
Self Employment 41,128 4.90%
Social Security 102,254 12.17%
Supplemental Security 13,289 1.58%
Wage / Salary 222,582 26.50%
Other 39,665 4.72%

Asheville Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 106,234 62.80%
 With children under 18 62,940 37.20%

Asheville Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 25,932 8.95%
 Married 186,862 64.52%
 Never Married 68,516 23.66%
 Widowed 8,289 2.86%

Asheville Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 35,032 10.92%
 Married 188,058 58.61%
 Never Married 55,487 17.29%
 Widowed 42,302 13.18%

Asheville Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Asheville Metro Area Education Information

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Asheville Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 38,617 6.62%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 76,374 13.09%
 High school diploma or equivalent 171,675 29.43%
 Some college, no degree 131,257 22.50%
 Associate degree 40,494 6.94%
 Bachelors degree 81,384 13.95%
 Graduate or professional degree 43,608 7.47%

Asheville Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 4,880 1.32% 5,414 1.47% 10,294 2.79%
Kindergarten 8,166 2.21% 1,054 0.29% 9,220 2.50%
Grades 1-4 33,541 9.09% 3,308 0.90% 36,849 9.98%
Grades 5-8 34,095 9.24% 2,968 0.80% 37,063 10.04%
Grades 9-12 31,896 8.64% 2,751 0.75% 34,647 9.39%
Undergrad college 23,556 6.38% 6,707 1.82% 30,263 8.20%
Graduate or professional school 3,165 0.86% 892 0.24% 4,057 1.10%
Total 139,299 37.73% 23,094 6.26% 162,393 43.99%

Asheville Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Asheville Metro Area Business Information

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Asheville Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 787 693
2002 706 610
2003 1,108 940
2004 1,231 1,035

Asheville Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Asheville Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Asheville Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 642,573 88.78%
 Below Poverty Level 81,195 11.22%

Asheville Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Asheville Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 1,550

Asheville Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 2.401 0.259 0.042 1.117 3.818 0.000 8.611 22.744 2.775 34.130
2000 2.226 0.181 0.031 1.166 3.604 0.000 8.463 23.027 2.730 34.220
2001 1.854 0.239 0.004 1.136 3.233 0.000 8.355 21.091 3.233 32.679
2002 2.055 0.244 0.090 0.976 3.365 0.000 7.741 21.180 3.267 32.188
2003 1.838 0.204 0.031 0.831 2.904 0.000 7.777 20.718 2.646 31.140
2004 1.356 0.312 0.028 0.913 2.609 0.000 8.967 20.352 3.153 32.472
2005 1.504 0.203 0.036 0.813 2.555 0.000 8.563 20.732 3.213 32.508
2006 1.765 0.260 0.027 0.781 2.833 0.000 8.690 17.952 2.923 29.566
2007 1.732 0.207 0.052 0.810 2.801 0.000 8.308 17.804 2.352 28.465

Asheville Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 8,219
2000 8,563
2001 8,253
2002 8,304

Asheville Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Asheville Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Asheville Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 42,882 11.62%
10-19 Years 44,592 12.08%
20-29 Years 43,484 11.78%
30-39 Years 52,280 14.16%
40-49 Years 55,582 15.06%
50-59 Years 47,486 12.86%
60-69 Years 35,422 9.60%
70-79 Years 30,559 8.28%
80-89 Years 14,208 3.85%
90+ Years 2,676 0.72%

Asheville Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 177,786 48.16%
 Female 191,385 51.84%

Asheville Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 331,713 89.85%
 African-American 18,830 5.10%
 Hispanic/Latino 11,639 3.15%
 Multiracial 3,304 0.89%
 Asian 2,053 0.56%
 Amerindian 1,237 0.34%
 Other Race 285 0.08%
 Pacific Islander 110 0.03%

Asheville Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 114,237 20.31%
2. English 99,222 17.64%
3. German 86,489 15.37%
4. Irish 78,289 13.92%
5. Scotch Irish 41,711 7.41%
6. Scottish 25,959 4.61%
7. Dutch 16,234 2.89%
8. Italian 15,981 2.84%
9. French Non-Basque 15,682 2.79%
10. Polish 9,169 1.63%

Asheville Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 660,017 94.15%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 25,182 3.59%
3. German 3,395 0.48%
4. French 2,277 0.32%
5. Other Slavic 1,116 0.16%
6. Chinese 720 0.10%
7. Korean 706 0.10%
8. Russian 662 0.09%
9. Greek 568 0.08%
10. Tagalog 458 0.07%

Asheville Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 713,333 96.11%
 Naturalized immigrant 9,952 1.34%
 Not a citizen 18,940 2.55%

Asheville Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Asheville Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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