Yancey County, North Carolina Population 2018

Yancey County, North Carolina's estimated population is 17,744 with a growth rate of 0.82% 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
201717,7441450.82%
201617,599-23-0.13%
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
White16,991
Black or African American206
Some Other Race148
Two or More Races137
American Indian and Alaska Native76
Asian36
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5

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

Yancey County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Yancey County, North Carolina Median Age

46.3


Total

44.6


Male

48.9


Female

Yancey County, North Carolina Adults

There are 14,220 adults, (4,101 of which are seniors) in Yancey County, North Carolina.

Yancey County, North Carolina Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Yancey County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

8,990

51.08%

Male

8,609

48.92%

Yancey County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Yancey County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87%13%
Male75.9%24.1%
All75.2%24.8%
Non Family60.7%39.3%
Female58.5%41.5%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yancey County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4792.3375.2
Married3,9832.8487
Non Family2,3691.2560.7
Female7662.8458.5
Male3612.7975.9

2.77

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

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 Grade7655.90%
9th to 12th Grade1,38610.68%
High School Graduate4,46634.43%
Some College2,48019.12%
Associates Degree1,2629.73%
Bachelors Degree1,73113.34%
Graduate Degree8826.80%

Yancey County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,37110,4402,563
Hispanic36017015
Black12312313
Native American6246
Other Race5342
Multiple Races503614
Asian11113
Islander555

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Yancey County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,391$33,110$24,631
Less Than High School$20,997$20,871$22,745
High School Grad$25,909$30,949$17,072
Some College$30,818$38,997$23,227
Bachelors Degree$38,393$45,978$33,207
Graduate Degree$47,723$55,417$45,938

$30,391

Average Earnings

$33,110

Average Male

$24,631

Average Female

Yancey County, North Carolina Language

Yancey County, North Carolina Language by Age

Yancey County, North Carolina Language

95.62% of Yancey County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.38% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.79% of the population.

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,1753,11519.26%
Hispanic85452961.94%
Other148148100.00%
Multiple1374230.66%
Black192168.33%
Native761114.47%

21.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.75%

Male Poverty Rate

22.84%

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 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yancey County, North Carolina is Black, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.67%.

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.86%
High School22.36%
Some College15.10%
Bachelors or Greater6.30%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.82%
Female Unemployed25.07%
Female Employed11.12%
Male Employed7.92%

Yancey County, North Carolina Income

Yancey County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,993$49,913
Families$47,924$57,929
Married Families$50,355$
Non Families$19,229$29,952

Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status

Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

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

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by War

1,121

Number of Veterans

1,042

Male Veterans

79

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam464
Korea193
First Gulf War120
Second Gulf War104
World War II37

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74419
75+343
55 to 64210
18 to 3478
35 to 5471

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1148.06%
Black43.15%
2 or More34.92%

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yancey County, North Carolina Employment Status

Yancey County, North Carolina Employment by Age

52%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

9.5%

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