Ashe County, North Carolina Population 2018

Ashe County, North Carolina's estimated population is 26,957 with a growth rate of -0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ashe County, North Carolina is the 73rd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201726,957-35-0.13%
201626,9922380.89%
201626,754270.10%
201526,727-111-0.41%
201426,838-51-0.19%
201326,889-68-0.25%
201226,957-51-0.19%
201127,008-223-0.82%
201027,2315,02222.61%
199022,209-116-0.52%
198022,3252,75414.07%
197019,571-197-1.00%
196019,768-2,110-9.64%
195021,878-786-3.47%
194022,6641,6457.83%
193021,019180.09%
192021,0011,92710.10%
191019,074-507-2.59%
190019,5813,95325.29%
189015,6281,1918.25%
188014,4374,86450.81%
18709,5731,61720.32%
18607,956-821-9.35%
18508,7771,31017.54%
18407,4674806.87%
18306,9872,65261.18%
18204,33564117.35%
18103,69491132.73%
18002,7830.00%

Ashe County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White25,354
Some Other Race831
Two or More Races422
Black or African American193
American Indian and Alaska Native92
Asian85
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Ashe County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Ashe County, North Carolina Median Age

46.9


Total

45.4


Male

48.7


Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Adults

There are 21,998 adults, (6,181 of which are seniors) in Ashe County, North Carolina.

Ashe County, North Carolina Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashe County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

13,690

50.72%

Male

13,302

49.28%

Ashe County, North Carolina Households and Families

Ashe County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ashe County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All74%26%
Non Family67%33%
Male54.5%45.5%
Female51%49%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ashe County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,9052.2374
Married6,3642.6684.5
Non Family3,6451.2367
Female1,3972.7351
Male4992.6454.5

2.61

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ashe County, North Carolina Households

Ashe County, North Carolina Education

Ashe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3156.50%
9th to 12th Grade2,06210.19%
High School Graduate6,37031.49%
Some College4,52022.34%
Associates Degree2,0139.95%
Bachelors Degree2,79913.84%
Graduate Degree1,1525.69%

Ashe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,07116,2733,726
Hispanic85534880
Other Race59427966
Black1216033
Multiple Races916444
Asian676754
Native American463814
Islander99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80.60%.

Ashe County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,324$26,841$23,215
Less Than High School$16,710$18,481$14,531
High School Grad$21,835$22,454$21,203
Some College$24,621$32,254$20,219
Bachelors Degree$41,180$41,972$40,231
Graduate Degree$47,015$69,286$43,750

$25,324

Average Earnings

$26,841

Average Male

$23,215

Average Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Language

Ashe County, North Carolina Language by Age

Ashe County, North Carolina Language

94.88% of Ashe County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.12% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.54% of the population.

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,6364,48818.22%
Hispanic1,35061345.41%
Other80838047.03%
Black1439062.94%
Multiple4225913.98%
Native922122.83%
Asian851821.18%
Islander15640.00%

19.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.99%

Male Poverty Rate

19.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina is Black, with 62.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 13.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.14%.

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.76%
High School15.42%
Some College13.93%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.74%
Male Unemployed45.88%
Female Employed12.01%
Male Employed11.62%

Ashe County, North Carolina Income

Ashe County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,360$50,702
Families$47,509$59,004
Married Families$54,464$
Non Families$18,448$29,961

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.2%

Male Marriage Rate

57.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Ashe County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by War

1,755

Number of Veterans

1,644

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam815
Korea227
Second Gulf War140
World War II136
First Gulf War127

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74530
75+526
55 to 64351
35 to 54245
18 to 34103

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7408.34%
Black74.22%
Indian66.52%
2 or More21.41%

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

11.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment Status

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment by Age

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Ashe County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Jefferson16111551-60-3.72%
West Jefferson1304130510.08%
Lansing158154-4-2.53%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990