We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Buncombe County, North Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in North Carolina Buncombe County.
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1. Library System ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE LIBRARY SYSTEM
67 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: (828) 250-4713 Buncombe 1,511,189 1,662,275
2. Branch Library BLACK MOUNTAIN BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 105 Dougherty Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone Number: (828) 669-2652 Buncombe N/A N/A
3. Branch Library BUNCOMBE COUNTY LAW LIBRARY
Street Address: 60 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: (828) 250-4735 Buncombe N/A N/A
4. Branch Library EAST ASHEVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 902 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805
Phone Number: (828) 298-1889 Buncombe N/A N/A
5. Branch Library ENKA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1404 Sandhill Rd, Enka, NC 28728
Phone Number: (828) 667-8153 Buncombe N/A N/A
6. Branch Library FAIRVIEW BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1 Taylor Rd, Fairview, NC 28730
Phone Number: (828) 628-5837 Buncombe N/A N/A
7. Branch Library LEICESTER BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1561 Alexander Rd, Leicester, NC 28748
Phone Number: (828) 683-8867 Buncombe N/A N/A
8. Branch Library NORTH ASHEVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1230 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
Phone Number: (828) 251-4991 Buncombe N/A N/A
9. Central Library PACK MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 67 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: (828) 250-4700 Buncombe N/A N/A
10. Branch Library SOUTH ASHEVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 749 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone Number: (828) 274-1007 Buncombe N/A N/A
11. Branch Library SOUTH BUNCOMBE – SKYLAND LIBRARY
Street Address: 260 Overlook Rd, Skyland, NC 28776
Phone Number: (828) 684-1827 Buncombe N/A N/A
12. Branch Library SWANNANOA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 101 West Charleston St, Swannonoa, NC 28778
Phone Number: (828) 686-5516 Buncombe N/A N/A
13. Branch Library WEAVERVILLE LIBRARY
Street Address: 41 N. Main, Weaverville, NC 28787
Phone Number: (828) 645-3592 Buncombe N/A N/A
14. Branch Library WEST ASHEVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 942 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
Phone Number: (828) 251-4990 Buncombe N/A N/A
Overview of Buncombe County, North Carolina
Buncombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 206,330. Its county seat is Asheville.
The county was formed in 1791 from parts of Burke County and Rutherford County. It was named for Edward Buncombe, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who was captured at the Battle of Germantown.
In 1808 the western part of Buncombe County became Haywood County. In 1833 parts of Burke County and Buncombe County were combined to form Yancey County, and in 1838 the southern part of what was left of Buncombe County became Henderson County. Finally, in 1851 parts of Buncombe County and Yancey County were combined to form Madison County.
Buncombe County has contributed a word to the English language. In the Sixteenth Congress, after lengthy debate on the Missouri Compromise, members of the House called for an immediate vote on that important question. Instead, Felix Walker, whose district included Buncombe County, rose to address his colleagues, insisting that his constituents expected him to make a speech “for Buncombe.” It was later remarked that Walker’s untimely and irrelevant oration was not just for Buncombe–it “was Buncombe.” Thus, “buncombe,” afterwards spelled “bunkum” and then shortened to “bunk,” became a term for empty, nonsensical talk.
Law and government
Buncombe County is a member of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council of governments.
Buncombe County has a council/manager form of government.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,709 km² (660 mi²). 1,699 km² (656 mi²) of it is land and 10 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.58% water.
The county is divided into fifteen townships: Asheville, Avery Creek, Black Mountain, Broad River, Fairview, Flat Creek, French Broad, Ivy, Leicester, Limestone, Lower Hominy, Reems Creek, Sandy Mush, Swannanoa, and Upper Hominy.
- Madison County, North Carolina- north
- Yancey County, North Carolina- northeast
- McDowell County, North Carolina- east
- Rutherford County, North Carolina- southeast
- Henderson County, North Carolina- south
- Haywood County, North Carolina- west
As of the census of 2000, there are 206,330 people, 85,776 households, and 55,668 families residing in the county. The population density is 121/km² (314/mi²). There are 93,973 housing units at an average density of 55/km² (143/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 89.06% White, 7.48% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.15% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 85,776 households out of which 27.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.50% are married couples living together, 10.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% are non-families. 28.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.86.
In the county the population is spread out with 21.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $36,666, and the median income for a family is $45,011. Males have a median income of $30,705 versus $23,870 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,384. 11.40% of the population and 7.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.30% of those under the age of 18 and 9.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
According to countryaah, Buncombe County, North Carolina has the following cities and towns:
- Avery Creek
- Bent Creek
- Biltmore Forest
- Black Mountain
- Royal Pines