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Leicester is an unincorporated community in Buncombe County, North Carolina (USA), although it has begun a process towards incorporation. As of 2007, Leicester population is 12,514 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 16.26 percent. The township of Leicester, originally known as Turkey Creek, had a Post Office beginning April 7,1829. The name of the township was changed to Leicester (pronounced Les-ter) in 1859. The town was named for Leicester Chapman. His father, Robert Chapman, was a captain under the Earl of Leicester and stationed in Wales. The name as pronounced by locals is ['lɛs tər] or outsiders as['leeː sɛs tər]. For more Leicester, North Carolina history visit Leicester is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. (from wikipedia)

General Information
Buncombe County9,555 Population (as of 2000)
North Carolina State10,730 Population (current)
78.6 Square Miles of Land2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
0.0 Square Miles of Water$117,100 Average House Value (as of 2000)
$35,086 Average House Income (as of 2000)

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111 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$2,540,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
589 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$11,803,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

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