Literacy Facts

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In Buncombe County…

  • 1 in 10 adults cannot read at a basic level.
  • 7% of residents do not speak English at home.
  • 10% of adults lack a high school diploma.
  • 24% of children live in poverty.

Sources: ProLiteracy (national data and graphics), National Assessment of Adult Literacy,  U.S. Census Bureau

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