Woodfin, situated in Buncombe County, is a small town made up of 9.2 square miles.
March 9, 2018
The town is named in honor of lawyer Nicholas Washington Woodfin. Woodfin was incorporated in 1971 and founded earlier in the 1800s.
The median resident age in Woodfin is 37 years. The median estimated household income is about $40,000 making it about $10,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Woodfin is about $162,000 (2016) which is $3,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Woodfin is 84% White, 9% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, and 5% other. 87% of the population are high school graduates, with 27% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 43% are married, 12% are divorced, 1% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 38% that have never been married.
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Woodfin 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.
The population of Woodfin, NC is about 6,100. The population has been greatly increasing since the 1990's.
The elevation of Woodfin, NC is 2,113 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Woodfin, NC is 28701.
The area code for Woodfin, NC is 828.
Historically speaking Woodfin and Buncombe County have voted mostly Democrat, with 54% going to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous for the 2012, 2008, and 1996 elections.
As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 47% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.
The unemployment rate for Woodfin is about 4% (2015), making it lower than the state average of around 5%. Retail, administration, and construction make over 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Asheville Citizen Times, Mountain Xpress, and Weaverville Tribune are the primary newspapers that cover the Buncombe County area.