Asheboro, NC

Asheboro, situated in Randolph County as the county seat, is a city made up of 15.4 square miles.

2018 Best Guide to Asheboro, NC

May 31, 2018

Asheboro was founded in 1779.  

The town was incorporated in 1796 as Asheborough. The spelling of the town's name would be changed in 1923 to Asheboro.  

Asheboro is home the North Carolina Zoological Park, which at 1,371 acres is the largest walk in zoo not only in the US, but the entire world. The North Carolina Zoo is one of only two zoos in the United States that are state owned. The zoo, which is open year round, is home to over 1,500 animals and receives up to 700,000 visitors per year.  

Asheboro NC is located in the middle of the state and is the seat of Randolph County. Is within the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem) of North Carolina.  

The town of Asheboro is situated just east of the Appalachian Mountains in the Uwharrie Mountains of the Piedmont region of the state.

Asheboro NC is home to the Caraway Speedway (half-mile NASCAR oval track), Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame, and American Classic Motorcycle Museum. If hiking is your thing, then head out to the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area and enjoy the more than 5,000 acres of hiking trails.


The median resident age in Asheboro is 40 years. The median estimated household income is about $36,000, making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in Asheboro is about $110,000 (2016) which is $55,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $620 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Asheboro is 60% White, 25% Hispanic, and 15% other. 77% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 46% are married, 12% are divorced, 9% are widowed, 3% are separated, leaving 30% that have never been married.

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Randolph County

Asheboro belongs to Randolph County in the Piedmont (center) part of North Carolina. The County, named after Peyton Randolph, the continental congress' first president, has a population of 141,800, while its county seat and largest city, Asheboro, has a population of 25,000.

Randolph County borders Moore, Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Montgomery, Guilford counties.

Randolph County is made up of 789 square miles. 783 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Asheboro, NC is about 25,000. The population has been steadily growing since the town was founded.


The elevation of Asheboro, NC is 837 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Asheboro, NC are 27203, 27205, 27239, 27317, and 27350.

Area Code

The area code for Asheboro, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Asheboro and Randolph County have voted mostly Republican, with 77% going to Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 65% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 33% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 1%, and 1% other.


The unemployment rate for Asheboro is about 6% (2015), making it the same as the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Courier Tribune is the primary newspaper in the Asheboro and Randolph County area.