Avery County, North Carolina Population 2019

Avery County, North Carolina's estimated population is 17,505 with a growth rate of 0.47% 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
201817,5050.00%
201717,505820.47%
201617,423-32-0.18%
201517,455-160-0.91%
201417,61510.01%
201317,614380.22%
201217,576-152-0.86%
201117,728-37-0.21%
201017,7652,89819.49%
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
White16,321
Black or African American743
Two or More Races144
Some Other Race139
Asian108
American Indian and Alaska Native80

Avery County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Avery County, North Carolina Median Age

44.5


Total

42.8


Male

47


Female

Avery County, North Carolina Adults

There are 14,835 adults, (3,605 of whom are seniors) in Avery County, North Carolina.

Avery County, North Carolina Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Avery County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,962

45.41%

Male

9,573

54.59%

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
Married86.8%13.2%
All77%23%
Female73.1%26.9%
Male71.7%28.3%
Non Family63.4%36.6%

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7252.1777
Married3,5522.6686.8
Non Family2,2711.1563.4
Female5422.8173.1
Male3602.8871.7

2.66

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Avery County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8656.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,70912.92%
High School Graduate3,97330.04%
Some College2,96322.40%
Associates Degree1,0387.85%
Bachelors Degree1,62612.29%
Graduate Degree1,0517.95%

Avery County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,7959,7742,635
Black6314641
Hispanic57924614
Other Race133362
Asian965918
Native American77776
Multiple Races63471

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 22.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,980$28,187$24,178
Less Than High School$17,256$19,591$13,806
High School Grad$23,240$26,597$18,950
Some College$25,613$26,755$25,036
Bachelors Degree$37,201$36,375$37,431
Graduate Degree$38,780$$38,929

$25,980

Average Earnings

$28,187

Average Male

$24,178

Average Female

Avery County, North Carolina Language

Avery County, North Carolina Language by Age

Avery County, North Carolina Language

93.73% of Avery County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.23% of the population.

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,6781,76612.91%
Hispanic82734842.08%
Other1215444.63%
Black703347.14%
Native18950.00%
Multiple6957.25%
Asian6711.49%

14.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.99%

Male Poverty Rate

14.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Avery County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Avery County, North Carolina is Native, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Avery County, North Carolina is Asian, with 1.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.24%
High School15.37%
Some College10.42%
Bachelors or Greater5.39%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.63%
Female Unemployed13.43%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed5.35%

Avery County, North Carolina Income

Avery County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,109$57,207
Families$45,807$65,962
Married Families$54,020-
Non Families$21,118$37,743

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans

1,058

Number of Veterans

1,042

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam417
Second Gulf War131
First Gulf War103
Korea102
World War II84

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0177.43%
Black334.58%
Indian67.79%
2 or More11.06%
Asian10.94%

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

10.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Avery County, North Carolina Employment Status

47.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

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