Watauga County, North Carolina Population 2018

Watauga County, North Carolina's estimated population is 55,121 with a growth rate of 4.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Watauga County, North Carolina is the 51st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201755,1212,3764.50%
201652,745-1,354-2.50%
201654,0999911.87%
201553,1086791.30%
201452,429810.15%
201352,3483030.58%
201252,0454320.84%
201151,6136391.25%
201050,97414,02237.95%
199036,9525,28616.69%
198031,6668,26235.30%
197023,4045,87533.52%
196017,529-813-4.43%
195018,3422281.26%
194018,1142,94919.45%
193015,1651,68812.53%
192013,477-79-0.58%
191013,5561391.04%
190013,4172,80626.44%
189010,6112,45130.04%
18808,1602,87354.34%
18705,2873306.66%
18604,9571,55745.79%
18503,4000.00%

Watauga County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White49,587
Two or More Races1,243
Some Other Race640
Black or African American632
Asian452
American Indian and Alaska Native170
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander21

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

Watauga County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20% Male Population0%5%10%15%20% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Watauga County, North Carolina Median Age

30.1


Total

29


Male

31.6


Female

Watauga County, North Carolina Adults

There are 45,835 adults, (7,437 of which are seniors) in Watauga County, North Carolina.

Watauga County, North Carolina Age Dependency

37.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Watauga County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

26,430

50.11%

Male

26,315

49.89%

Watauga County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Watauga County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All58.8%41.2%
Female52%48%
Male42.5%57.5%
Non Family36.6%63.4%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watauga County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,3202.3258.8
Non Family9,5701.7736.6
Married8,7872.7885.3
Female1,2902.8952
Male6733.2442.5

2.75

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Watauga County, North Carolina Households

Watauga County, North Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2524.25%
9th to 12th Grade2,2797.74%
High School Graduate6,16420.94%
Some College6,06020.58%
Associates Degree2,2287.57%
Bachelors Degree6,69022.72%
Graduate Degree4,76616.19%

Watauga County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,91124,79611,182
Hispanic72448365
Multiple Races308301109
Other Race282134
Black26318157
Native American148913
Asian1148938
Islander1492

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 40.06%.

Watauga County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,309$32,127$26,837
Less Than High School$17,679$20,000$16,071
High School Grad$25,992$27,126$22,799
Some College$25,580$31,095$22,619
Bachelors Degree$34,567$40,460$31,474
Graduate Degree$51,455$54,803$46,032

$30,309

Average Earnings

$32,127

Average Male

$26,837

Average Female

Watauga County, North Carolina Language

Watauga County, North Carolina Language by Age

Watauga County, North Carolina Language

95.59% of Watauga County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.41% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.90% of the population.

Watauga County, North Carolina Poverty

Watauga County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,98413,11929.83%
Hispanic1,55183653.90%
Multiple97452553.90%
Other58140068.85%
Asian33216048.19%
Black36314339.39%
Native1609156.88%
Islander21523.81%

31.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.13%

Male Poverty Rate

30.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watauga County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watauga County, North Carolina is Other, with 68.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watauga County, North Carolina is Islander, with 23.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 53.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.07%.

Watauga County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.14%
High School16.57%
Some College15.86%
Bachelors or Greater7.38%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed70.16%
Female Unemployed63.02%
Female Employed24.00%
Male Employed22.37%

Watauga County, North Carolina Income

Watauga County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,443$57,570
Families$61,445$80,766
Married Families$70,645$89,378
Non Families$18,113$30,496

Watauga County, North Carolina Marital Status

Watauga County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Watauga County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Watauga 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.

Watauga County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans

Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans by War

2,576

Number of Veterans

2,486

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,112
First Gulf War461
Second Gulf War248
Korea192
World War II149

Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74846
75+567
55 to 64533
35 to 54481
18 to 34149

Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5205.81%
Black264.28%
2 or More222.91%
Indian84.71%
Hispanic20.16%

Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

10.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watauga County, North Carolina Employment Status

Watauga County, North Carolina Employment by Age

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Watauga County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Watauga County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Watauga County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Boone171261883417089.97%
Blowing Rock 12411288473.79%
Beech Mountain 32032110.31%
Seven Devils 19620263.06%
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