Avery County, North Carolina Population 2018

Avery County, North Carolina's estimated population is 17,536 with a growth rate of -0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Avery County, North Carolina is the 86th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201717,536-97-0.55%
201617,6331330.76%
201617,500600.34%
201517,440-157-0.89%
201417,597-7-0.04%
201317,604290.17%
201217,575-153-0.86%
201117,728-33-0.19%
201017,7612,89419.47%
199014,8674583.18%
198014,4091,75413.86%
197012,6556465.38%
196012,009-1,343-10.06%
195013,352-209-1.54%
194013,5611,75814.89%
193011,8031,46814.20%
192010,3350.00%

Avery County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White16,209
Black or African American655
Some Other Race345
Two or More Races253
American Indian and Alaska Native86
Asian85

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

Avery 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

Avery County, North Carolina Median Age

44


Total

42.1


Male

46.7


Female

Avery County, North Carolina Adults

There are 14,865 adults, (3,597 of which are seniors) in Avery County, North Carolina.

Avery County, North Carolina Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Avery County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,994

45.34%

Male

9,639

54.66%

Avery County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Avery County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All75.7%24.3%
Female73.8%26.2%
Male72.5%27.5%
Non Family64.4%35.6%

75.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Avery County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7562.2175.7
Married3,6402.7783.5
Non Family2,3361.1564.4
Female4782.6873.8
Male3022.8972.5

2.75

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Avery County, North Carolina Households

Avery County, North Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0357.88%
9th to 12th Grade1,72813.16%
High School Graduate3,90929.76%
Some College2,97622.66%
Associates Degree8866.75%
Bachelors Degree1,52611.62%
Graduate Degree1,0758.18%

Avery County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,8429,5732,566
Black550413
Hispanic49420520
Other Race23950
Multiple Races1278919
Native American8275
Asian704113

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 91.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 21.67%.

Avery County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,881$27,630$23,793
Less Than High School$17,529$19,309$13,627
High School Grad$21,923$27,829$18,774
Some College$25,103$26,419$23,763
Bachelors Degree$41,250$40,298$42,120
Graduate Degree$39,265$55,300$38,284

$25,881

Average Earnings

$27,630

Average Male

$23,793

Average Female

Avery County, North Carolina Language

Avery County, North Carolina Language by Age

Avery County, North Carolina Language

94.17% of Avery County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.83% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.94% of the population.

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,0212,13915.26%
Hispanic80632840.69%
Other33715345.40%
Black653960.00%
Multiple12343.25%
Native26311.54%

16.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.96%

Male Poverty Rate

15.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Avery County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Avery County, North Carolina is Black, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Avery County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 3.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.02%.

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.80%
High School14.54%
Some College11.93%
Bachelors or Greater6.80%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.58%
Female Unemployed37.25%
Female Employed11.55%
Male Employed6.25%

Avery County, North Carolina Income

Avery County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,891$56,130
Families$46,516$66,309
Married Families$51,374$
Non Families$18,713$35,827

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Avery County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Avery 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 35To44.

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by War

1,195

Number of Veterans

1,181

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam449
Second Gulf War138
Korea114
First Gulf War114
World War II98

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74371
75+352
55 to 64181
18 to 34157
35 to 54134

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1368.36%
Black375.79%
Hispanic213.39%
Other217.27%
2 or More10.56%

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Avery County, North Carolina Employment Status

Avery County, North Carolina Employment by Age

46.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.6%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Avery County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Avery County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Avery County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Banner Elk1028114411611.28%
Newland698684-14-2.01%
Elk Park452441-11-2.43%
Beech Mountain 32032110.31%
Seven Devils 19620263.06%
Sugar Mountain198197-1-0.51%
Crossnore192191-1-0.52%
Grandfather252500.00%
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