Weaverville, NC

Weaverville, situated in Buncombe County, is a small town made up of 3.44 square miles.

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Weaverville was founded in the 1700s. The town was named in honor of Michael Montraville Weaver. Weaverville incorporated in 1875.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Weaverville is 45 years. The median estimated household income is about $45,000 making it about $3,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $25,000. The average price for a home in Weaverville is about $266,000 (2015) which is $106,000 more than the North Carolina Average.  

The racial makeup of Weaverville is 97% White, 1% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 1% other. 90% of the population are high school graduates, with 30% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 60% are married, 10% are divorced, 3% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 20% that have never been married.

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Buncombe County

Weaverville, NC belongs to Buncombe County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after Edward Buncombe, is part of the Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Buncombe County has a population of 48,000 and its largest city Asheville, with a population of 83,000, is the county seat.

The county formed from parts of Burke and Rutherford County in 1791. The early settlers were mostly Baptists, and six churches formed the French Broad Association of Baptist churches in 1807. In 1808, the western part of the county was taken to form Haywood County. Some of Burke and Buncombe County were chosen to make Yancey County in 1833. In 1838, the southern part of Buncombe became Henderson County. In 1851, parts of Buncombe and Yancey County were used to make Madison County. Lastly, the Broad River township of McDowell County was given to Buncombe County.

Buncombe County borders Madison, Yancey, McDowell, Rutherford, Henderson, Haywood and Transylvania counties.

Buncombe County is made up of 660 square miles. 657 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.

Population

The population of Weaverville, NC is about 3,100. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1960's.

Elevation

The elevation of Weaverville, NC is 2,169 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Weaverville, NC is 28787.

Area Code

The area code for Weaverville, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Weaverville and Buncombe County have voted mostly Democrat, with 56% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for previous elections, though the area did vote Republican in the 2000 and 2004 elections.

As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 47% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Weaverville is about 4% (2015), making it lower than the state average of around 5%. Social assistance, retail, and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Citizen Times and Weaverville Tribune are the primary newspapers that cover the Buncombe County area.


 

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