Avery County, North Carolina Population 2020

Avery County, North Carolina's estimated population is 17,505 with a growth rate of 0.00% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Avery County, North Carolina is the 86th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202017,5050.00%
201917,5050.00%
201817,5050.00%
201717,505820.47%
201617,423-32-0.18%
201517,455-160-0.91%
201417,61510.01%
201317,614380.22%
201217,576-152-0.86%
201117,728-37-0.21%
201017,7652,89819.49%
199014,8674583.18%
198014,4091,75413.86%
197012,6556465.38%
196012,009-1,343-10.06%
195013,352-209-1.54%
194013,5611,75814.89%
193011,8031,46814.20%
192010,3350.00%

Avery County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,01191.49%
Black or African American7824.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native2371.35%
Two or More Races2271.30%
Asian1490.85%
Some Other Race950.54%

Avery County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Avery County, North Carolina Median Age

44.4


Total

42.9


Male

47.1


Female

Avery County, North Carolina Adults

There are 14,794 adults, (3,700 of whom are seniors) in Avery County, North Carolina.

Avery County, North Carolina Age Dependency

57.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Avery County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

8,013

45.79%

Male

9,488

54.21%

Avery County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Avery County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
Female78.3%21.7%
All74.7%25.3%
Non Family58.8%41.2%
Male56%44%

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5872.1574.7
Married3,4552.6386.4
Non Family2,1831.1458.8
Female5312.6678.3
Male4182.856

2.62

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Avery County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8386.39%
9th to 12th Grade1,48711.33%
High School Graduate3,90029.72%
Some College3,14223.94%
Associates Degree1,0568.05%
Bachelors Degree1,60512.23%
Graduate Degree1,0968.35%

Avery County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,5429,7112,621
Black6845062
Hispanic51429226
Native American22219918
Asian1157631
Other Race88252
Multiple Races85531

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 89.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 26.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,555$27,531$23,922
Less Than High School$18,765$21,801$15,991
High School Grad$24,031$28,125$18,095
Some College$24,065$25,104$23,563
Bachelors Degree$32,722$32,833$32,115
Graduate Degree$42,380$40,417$44,375

$25,555

Average Earnings

$27,531

Average Male

$23,922

Average Female

Avery County, North Carolina Language

Avery County, North Carolina Language by Age

Avery County, North Carolina Language

94.48% of Avery County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.91% of the population.

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,0221,82414.01%
Hispanic82916720.14%
Black874045.98%
Other763343.42%
Native1312216.79%
Asian9477.45%

14.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.91%

Male Poverty Rate

14.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Avery County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Avery County, North Carolina is Black, with 45.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Avery County, North Carolina is Asian, with 7.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.41%
High School17.25%
Some College10.11%
Bachelors or Greater7.46%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.80%
Female Unemployed31.91%
Female Employed9.01%
Male Employed6.09%

Avery County, North Carolina Income

Avery County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,134$54,926
Families$48,229$64,035
Married Families$54,040-
Non Families$20,179$34,409

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Avery County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Avery 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.

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans

971

Number of Veterans

953

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam463
Second Gulf War101
World War II81
Korea76
First Gulf War71
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74335
75+306
55 to 64164
35 to 5487
18 to 3479
Name Veterans % of Total
White9326.93%
Black212.77%
Indian166.87%
2 or More10.85%
Asian10.75%

$Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

11.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Avery County, North Carolina Employment Status

46.2%

Labor Force Participation

44.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Avery 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

65.40%

Born in North Carolina

96.71%

Native Born

3.29%

Foreign Born

2.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.71% of Avery County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.40% having been born in North Carolina. 2.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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