Ashe County, North Carolina Population 2022

Ashe County, North Carolina's estimated population is 27,515 with a growth rate of 0.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ashe County, North Carolina is the 74th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 27,228 and has seen a growth of 1.05% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18002,7830.00%
18103,69491132.73%
18204,33564117.35%
18306,9872,65261.18%
18407,4674806.87%
18508,7771,31017.54%
18607,956-821-9.35%
18709,5731,61720.32%
188014,4374,86450.81%
189015,6281,1918.25%
190019,5813,95325.29%
191019,074-507-2.59%
192021,0011,92710.10%
193021,019180.09%
194022,6641,6457.83%
195021,878-786-3.47%
196019,768-2,110-9.64%
197019,571-197-1.00%
198022,3252,75414.07%
199022,209-116-0.52%
201027,2285,01922.60%
201126,986-242-0.89%
201226,924-62-0.23%
201326,840-84-0.31%
201426,764-76-0.28%
201526,628-136-0.51%
201626,600-28-0.11%
201726,7871870.70%
201827,0993121.16%
201927,2031040.38%
202027,3071040.38%
202127,4111040.38%
202227,5151040.38%
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Ashe County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,89195.86%
Black or African American1990.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native770.29%
Asian1620.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.06%
Some Other Race1490.55%
Two or More Races5161.91%
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Ashe County, North Carolina Population by Race

Ashe County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Ashe County, North Carolina Median Age

48.6


Total

47.8


Male

50.4


Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Adults

There are 22,246 adults, (6,849 of whom are seniors) in Ashe County, North Carolina.

Ashe County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashe County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

13,721

50.80%

Male

13,288

49.20%

Ashe County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Ashe County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
All79%21%
Male74.2%25.8%
Non Family71.4%28.6%
Female48.5%51.5%

79.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ashe County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,8852.2479
Married6,3752.7690
Male4112.7774.2
Female1,2652.6748.5
Non Family3,8341.1571.4

2.7

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Ashe County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8013.89%
9th to 12th Grade2,0129.78%
High School Graduate6,42431.21%
Some College4,78223.23%
Associates Degree2,44011.85%
Bachelors Degree2,78513.53%
Graduate Degree1,3396.51%
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Ashe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ashe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian14212390
Native American373717
2+ Races17915577
Other Race13912448
White19,38516,9183,883
Hispanic764462116
Black1831489
Islander44

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 asian people with a rate of 63.38%.

Ashe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,114$30,943$29,194
Less Than 9th Grade$20,566$23,245$14,315
High School Graduate$27,365$28,733$26,384
Some College$30,865$36,919$28,150
Bachelors Degree$42,358$30,179$44,935
Graduate Degree$54,507$58,571$52,381

$30,114

Average Earnings

$30,943

Average Male

$29,194

Average Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ashe County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Ashe County, North Carolina Language

95.01% of Ashe County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.98% of the population.

Ashe County, North Carolina Language

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1515100.00%
Black1726537.79%
Hispanic1,34940730.17%
Native681217.65%
Multiple5168115.70%
White24,6993,41213.81%
Asian15210.66%
Other6NaN%

14.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.31%

Male Poverty Rate

15.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.78%.

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.04%
High School11.39%
Some College10.57%
Bachelors or Greater5.12%

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.65%
Male Unemployed43.86%
Female Employed8.32%
Female Unemployed15.65%

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

Ashe County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,030$55,785
Families$53,971$64,186
Married Families$57,408-
Non Families$24,061$36,731
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Income by Household Type

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

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1,567

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War123
First Gulf War273
Vietnam854
Korea140
World War II33

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3441
35 to 54238
55 to 64168
65 to 74629
75+491

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5367.16%
Black73.70%
Native American2156.76%
2+ Races31.15%
Hispanic10.11%

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Ashe County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Ashe County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.45%

Born in Ashe County, North Carolina

96.68%

Native Born

3.32%

Foreign Born

2.03%

Non Citizen

1.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.68% of Ashe County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.45% having been born in North Carolina. 2.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ashe County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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