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Asheville, NC
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Living in Asheville



Asheville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 93,776 people and 33 associated neighborhoods, Asheville is the 11th largest community in North Carolina.

Asheville home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Asheville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Of important note, Asheville is also a city of artists. Asheville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Asheville’s character.

Also of interest is that Asheville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another interesting thing about Asheville, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

If knowledge is power, Asheville is a pretty powerful place. 51.22% of the adults in Asheville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Asheville in 2018 was $40,899, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,596 for a family of four. However, Asheville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Asheville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Asheville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Asheville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Asheville include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Asheville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.