Ashe County, North Carolina Population 2020

Ashe County, North Carolina's estimated population is 27,721 with a growth rate of 1.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ashe County, North Carolina is the 73rd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202027,7213061.12%
201927,4153061.13%
201827,1093061.14%
201726,8031920.72%
201626,611-26-0.10%
201526,637-135-0.50%
201426,772-77-0.29%
201326,849-78-0.29%
201226,927-57-0.21%
201126,984-244-0.90%
201027,2285,01922.60%
199022,209-116-0.52%
198022,3252,75414.07%
197019,571-197-1.00%
196019,768-2,110-9.64%
195021,878-786-3.47%
194022,6641,6457.83%
193021,019180.09%
192021,0011,92710.10%
191019,074-507-2.59%
190019,5813,95325.29%
189015,6281,1918.25%
188014,4374,86450.81%
18709,5731,61720.32%
18607,956-821-9.35%
18508,7771,31017.54%
18407,4674806.87%
18306,9872,65261.18%
18204,33564117.35%
18103,69491132.73%
18002,7830.00%

Ashe County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,46895.08%
Some Other Race4701.75%
Two or More Races4131.54%
Black or African American1990.74%
Asian1200.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native970.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.07%

Ashe County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Ashe County, North Carolina Median Age

47.7


Total

46.1


Male

49.4


Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Adults

There are 21,893 adults, (6,427 of whom are seniors) in Ashe County, North Carolina.

Ashe County, North Carolina Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashe County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

13,618

50.84%

Male

13,168

49.16%

Ashe County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Ashe County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All75.2%24.8%
Non Family65.6%34.4%
Male53.3%46.7%
Female44.7%55.3%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,8052.2375.2
Married6,3322.6988.5
Non Family3,7281.265.6
Female1,2332.7144.7
Male5122.9353.3

2.64

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ashe County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1235.55%
9th to 12th Grade2,06410.20%
High School Graduate6,53432.30%
Some College4,39821.74%
Associates Degree2,26511.20%
Bachelors Degree2,57312.72%
Graduate Degree1,2756.30%

Ashe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,07016,3973,641
Hispanic78834250
Other Race32020840
Black1458945
Multiple Races1138357
Asian1069352
Native American444313
Islander1313

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 multiple races people with a rate of 50.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,738$31,413$25,704
Less Than High School$17,122$19,830$15,408
High School Grad$25,359$26,367$24,375
Some College$29,401$38,786$22,299
Bachelors Degree$43,819$45,313$41,116
Graduate Degree$51,667$59,545$48,043

$27,738

Average Earnings

$31,413

Average Male

$25,704

Average Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Language

Ashe County, North Carolina Language by Age

Ashe County, North Carolina Language

94.71% of Ashe County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.33% of the population.

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,5724,05916.52%
Hispanic1,30254041.47%
Other4459320.90%
Black1427653.52%
Multiple4136515.74%
Islander19947.37%
Native8855.68%
Asian11332.65%

17.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.20%

Male Poverty Rate

18.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina is Black, with 53.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina is Asian, with 2.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.10%
High School12.33%
Some College11.74%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.21%
Male Unemployed43.36%
Female Employed12.37%
Male Employed11.33%

Ashe County, North Carolina Income

Ashe County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,978$54,238
Families$53,213$64,558
Married Families$60,681-
Non Families$20,963$30,269

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Ashe 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 55-64.

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans

1,522

Number of Veterans

1,476

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam728
First Gulf War225
Korea167
Second Gulf War125
World War II103
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74527
75+487
55 to 64221
35 to 54203
18 to 3484
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4947.11%
Indian1420.29%
2 or More95.26%
Black53.11%

$Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment Status

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.75%

Born in North Carolina

96.46%

Native Born

3.54%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.46% of Ashe County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 72.75% having been born in North Carolina. 2.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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