Ashe County, North Carolina Population 2024

27,802

Ashe County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 27,802 with a growth rate of 1.26% 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. The 2010 population was 27,226 and has seen a growth of 2.12% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,5323461.19%
202829,1863461.2%
202728,8403461.21%
202628,4943461.23%
202528,1483461.24%
202427,8023461.26%
202327,4563461.28%
202227,1103461.29%
202126,7641840.69%
202026,580-635-2.33%
201927,215930.34%
201827,1223271.22%
201726,7952000.75%
201626,595-30-0.11%
201526,625-136-0.51%
201426,761-76-0.28%
201326,837-84-0.31%
201226,921-62-0.23%
201126,983-243-0.89%
201027,226
199022,209-116-0.52%
198022,3252,75414.07%
197019,571-197-1%
196019,768-2,110-9.64%
195021,878-786-3.47%
194022,6641,6457.83%
193021,019180.09%
192021,0011,92710.1%
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%
18002,783-26,749-90.58%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.26% (346)
County Website
Ashe County
County Seat
2010 Population
27,226
Area
426 mi²
Density
65 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.12% (576)
Founded
1799

Ashe County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25,58595.61%
Two or more races6422.4%
Black or African American2630.98%
Asian1170.44%
Other race810.3%
Native American630.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander80.03%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ashe County, North Carolina Population by Race

Ashe County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Ashe County, North Carolina Median Age

49.6

Total

48.2

Male

51.3

Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Adults

There are 22,236 adults, (7,120 of whom are seniors) in Ashe County, North Carolina.

Ashe County, North Carolina Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ashe County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female13,50550.47%
Male13,25449.53%

Ashe County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,8232.2379.820.2
Married6,4012.7689.810.2
Non Family3,8051.1769.430.6
Female1,1932.6261.338.7
Male4242.5173.626.4
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2.69

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ashe County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Ashe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 29.68%.

Ashe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,098

Average Earnings

$38,039

Average Male

$31,769

Average Female

Ashe County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ashe County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ashe County, North Carolina Language

95.02% of Ashe County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.29% 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
White24,3363,36713.84%
Hispanic1,39430722.02%
Multiple6399314.55%
Other814555.56%
Black238114.62%
Native581017.24%
Islander88100%
Asian11321.77%
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14.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.89%

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% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ashe County, North Carolina is Asian, with 1.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.37%.

Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.77%
Some College10.88%
High School10.55%
Bachelors or Greater7.28%
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Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed61.51%
Female Unemployed14.32%
Male Employed8.32%
Female Employed7.64%
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Ashe County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ashe County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ashe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,597

Number of Veterans

1,498

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

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Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ashe County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.28%

Born in Ashe County, North Carolina

96.93%

Native Born

3.07%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.93% of Ashe County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.28% having been born in North Carolina. 1.51% 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

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