Yancey County, North Carolina Population 2019

Yancey County, North Carolina's estimated population is 17,744 with a growth rate of 0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Yancey County, North Carolina is the 85th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201717,7441220.69%
201617,622630.36%
201517,559130.07%
201417,546-6-0.03%
201317,552-71-0.40%
201217,623-69-0.39%
201117,692-113-0.63%
201017,8052,38615.47%
199015,4194853.25%
198014,9342,30518.25%
197012,629-1,379-9.84%
196014,008-2,298-14.09%
195016,306-896-5.21%
194017,2022,71618.75%
193014,486-607-4.02%
192015,0933,02125.02%
191012,0726085.30%
190011,4641,97420.80%
18909,4901,79623.34%
18807,6941,78530.21%
18705,909-2,746-31.73%
18608,6554505.48%
18508,2052,24337.62%
18405,9620.00%

Yancey County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White16,906
Some Other Race232
Two or More Races175
Black or African American149
American Indian and Alaska Native80
Asian43
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Yancey County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

200400600800 Male Population200400600800 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Yancey County, North Carolina Median Age

46.8


Total

45


Male

49.1


Female

Yancey County, North Carolina Adults

There are 14,263 adults, (4,247 of whom are seniors) in Yancey County, North Carolina.

Yancey County, North Carolina Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Yancey County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

8,916

50.64%

Male

8,689

49.36%

Yancey County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Yancey County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All73.3%26.7%
Male63.1%36.9%
Non Family56.8%43.2%
Female51.3%48.7%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yancey County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4932.3373.3
Married4,0292.8688
Non Family2,4681.2356.8
Female6712.8851.3
Male3252.9963.1

2.8

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Yancey County, North Carolina Households

Yancey County, North Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7245.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,46411.23%
High School Graduate4,36633.49%
Some College2,64820.31%
Associates Degree1,2629.68%
Bachelors Degree1,61312.37%
Graduate Degree9587.35%

Yancey County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,41510,5062,511
Hispanic402171
Other Race11156
Black999323
Native American5626
Multiple Races473715
Islander202020
Asian12102

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 100.00%.

Yancey County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,809$34,176$24,727
Less Than High School$21,113$21,082$22,542
High School Grad$30,737$33,245$18,929
Some College$30,351$38,347$22,138
Bachelors Degree$37,300$49,643$32,217
Graduate Degree$44,457$49,830$42,540

$30,809

Average Earnings

$34,176

Average Male

$24,727

Average Female

Yancey County, North Carolina Language

Yancey County, North Carolina Language by Age

Yancey County, North Carolina Language

95.61% of Yancey County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.39% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.97% of the population.

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,1992,79517.25%
Hispanic87155263.38%
Other23218579.74%
Multiple1754022.86%
Native802430.00%
Asian43818.60%

19.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.08%

Male Poverty Rate

20.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yancey County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yancey County, North Carolina is Other, with 79.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yancey County, North Carolina is White, with 17.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.22%.

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.43%
High School20.38%
Some College16.29%
Bachelors or Greater6.33%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.94%
Male Unemployed19.05%
Female Employed11.83%
Male Employed8.00%

Yancey County, North Carolina Income

Yancey County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,610$50,389
Families$50,285$58,898
Married Families$54,518$
Non Families$20,647$31,471

Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status

Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Yancey County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Yancey County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by War

1,028

Number of Veterans

956

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam449
Korea184
First Gulf War105
Second Gulf War84
World War II16

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74339
75+336
55 to 64227
18 to 3468
35 to 5458

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0177.37%
Indian812.12%
2 or More35.08%

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yancey County, North Carolina Employment Status

Yancey County, North Carolina Employment by Age

52.4%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Yancey County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Yancey County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Yancey County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Burnsville16951656-39-2.30%
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