Ashe County, North Carolina Population 2019

Ashe County, North Carolina's estimated population is 26,803 with a growth rate of 0.72% 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
201827,1093061.14%
201726,8031920.72%
201626,611-26-0.10%
201526,637-135-0.50%
201426,772-77-0.29%
201326,849-78-0.29%
201226,927-57-0.21%
201126,984-244-0.90%
201027,2285,01922.60%
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
White25,460
Some Other Race569
Two or More Races374
Black or African American210
Asian114
American Indian and Alaska Native97
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

Ashe County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Ashe County, North Carolina Median Age

47.2


Total

45.9


Male

49.2


Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Adults

There are 21,898 adults, (6,258 of whom are seniors) in Ashe County, North Carolina.

Ashe County, North Carolina Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashe County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

13,620

50.76%

Male

13,213

49.24%

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
Married86.1%13.9%
All74.1%25.9%
Non Family65.6%34.4%
Male52.2%47.8%
Female47.1%52.9%

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,9952.274.1
Married6,5262.6386.1
Non Family3,5451.1865.6
Female1,3222.6147.1
Male6022.6652.2

2.55

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ashe County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1215.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,9219.51%
High School Graduate6,33731.36%
Some College4,53522.44%
Associates Degree2,34911.62%
Bachelors Degree2,66913.21%
Graduate Degree1,2756.31%

Ashe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,98616,5543,728
Hispanic83329669
Other Race39921757
Black1468630
Multiple Races1218957
Asian1069644
Native American514216
Islander66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 47.11%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,681$29,435$24,886
Less Than High School$16,436$17,947$14,844
High School Grad$23,863$24,304$22,365
Some College$27,093$35,720$21,907
Bachelors Degree$42,382$42,500$42,260
Graduate Degree$52,083$69,453$47,500

$26,681

Average Earnings

$29,435

Average Male

$24,886

Average Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Language

Ashe County, North Carolina Language by Age

Ashe County, North Carolina Language

94.43% of Ashe County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.72% of the population.

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,5114,31917.62%
Hispanic1,35567649.89%
Other54621940.11%
Black1478557.82%
Multiple3745113.64%
Asian11487.02%
Islander9333.33%

19.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.83%

Male Poverty Rate

19.06%

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 57.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina is Asian, with 7.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.56%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.58%
High School16.15%
Some College12.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.47%
Male Unemployed44.44%
Male Employed13.31%
Female Employed11.95%

Ashe County, North Carolina Income

Ashe County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,293$53,570
Families$49,846$61,848
Married Families$57,722$69,951
Non Families$19,316$31,321

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans

1,608

Number of Veterans

1,560

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam742
First Gulf War181
Korea170
Second Gulf War118
World War II110

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5787.53%
2 or More1610.60%
Indian912.86%
Black52.73%

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment Status

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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