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Overview

Introduction to Asheboro, North Carolina

Asheboro, North Carolina, in Randolph county, is 20 miles SE of High Point, North Carolina (center to center) and 66 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina.The city is considered part of the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area. Asheboro has a population of 21,672.

Asheboro History

Asheboro was established on Christmas day in 1796. It was named in honor of Samuel Ashe, then Governor of North Carolina. The area's first post office was established in 1814. Jonathan Worth, who became Governor of North Carolina in 1865, settled in Asheboro in November 1824. The High Point, Randleman, Asheboro, and Southern Railroad first entered the city in July 1889.

Asheboro and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Lucas
  • Peddycord F.A.C. Flying Museum
  • North Carolina Zoological Park and Gardens
  • American Classic Motorcycle Museum
  • Morrow Mountain State Park
  • House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site

Things To Do In Asheboro

Asheboro is home to the American Classic Motorcycle Museum. One can also visit the North Carolina Aviation Museum and North Carolina Zoological Park. The city also offers numerous shopping centers such as the Northgate Shopping Center, Randolph Mall, Hammer Village Shopping Center, and Hillside Shopping Center. In addition, the city organizes several festivals and recreational events throughout the year.

Asheboro Transportation

Air transportation is available from Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Asheboro Higher Education

Randolph Community College and Asheboro Beauty School lie within the city.

People

Total Population 25,573
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,750
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 44.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.5%
Median Earnings25+ $25,474
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,955
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,202

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,097
% Above Poverty Level 74.2%
% Below Poverty Level 25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $627
Median House Value $112,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 5.7%

Asheboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SE of High Point, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Randolph
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27203, 27205
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27204
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.707
Longitude -79.813

Asheboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ASHEBORO 2 W
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station HIGH POINT
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station SILER CITY 2 N
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklinville 987 $31,681
Ramseur 2,080 $38,077
Randleman 4,143 $33,245
Seagrove 249 $31,739
Staley 521 $35,625
Trinity 6,648 $55,250

Asheboro Public Libraries

Library
Randolph Public Library
201 WORTH STREET
Asheboro, North Carolina
(336) 318-6812
Library Web Site

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Asheboro Hospitals

RANDOLPH HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
364 WHITE OAK STREET
(336) 625-5151
Emergency Service: Yes

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1641 HOPEWELL FRIENDS RD
336-381-7747
Serves 1,251 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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1221 S PARK ST
336-625-6185
Serves 1,234 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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