13.2% Poverty Rate in Buncombe County, North Carolina

Poverty Rate in Buncombe County, North Carolina

How does the Poverty Rate in Buncombe County, North Carolina compare to other counties in North Carolina?

North Carolina County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

12.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States is 12.9%.

18.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 18.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 231,542 residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States, 29,872 (12.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 2,719 (18.6%) of 14,607 residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Buncombe County, North Carolina

The Poverty Rate in Buncombe County is 13.2%.
Buncombe County is in North Carolina.
North Carolina Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Biltmore Forest 3.8%

1,517

Black Mountain 5.9%

7,867

Asheville 15.1%

86,339

Avery Creek 4.2%

2,320

Bent Creek 1.2%

1,266

Fairview 5.2%

2,921

Royal Pines 8.2%

4,811

Swannanoa 21.2%

4,305

Weaverville 5.8%

3,713

Woodfin 23.9%

5,859

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2018 North Carolina Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for North Carolina in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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