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Royal Pines is in Buncombe County, in the Asheville metro area.
The latitude of Royal Pines is 35.475N. The longitude is -82.516W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,283 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,334.
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15% of Royal Pines residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Royal Pines ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Royal Pines was $27,886, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Royal Pines residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Royal Pines, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $664. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,073.
Buncombe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Royal Pines political report.
The average commute time for Royal Pines workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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