Avery County, North Carolina Population 2022

Avery County, North Carolina's estimated population is 17,644 with a growth rate of 0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Avery County, North Carolina is the 87th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 17,799 and has seen a growth of -0.87% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
192010,3350.00%
193011,8031,46814.20%
194013,5611,75814.89%
195013,352-209-1.54%
196012,009-1,343-10.06%
197012,6556465.38%
198014,4091,75413.86%
199014,8674583.18%
201017,7992,93219.72%
201117,770-29-0.16%
201217,611-159-0.89%
201317,654430.24%
201417,650-4-0.02%
201517,486-164-0.93%
201617,442-44-0.25%
201717,517750.43%
201817,528110.06%
201917,557290.17%
202017,586290.17%
202117,615290.16%
202217,644290.16%
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Avery County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,09991.94%
Black or African American7624.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1971.13%
Asian760.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.02%
Some Other Race1740.99%
Two or More Races1981.13%
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Avery County, North Carolina Population by Race

Avery County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Avery County, North Carolina Median Age

45.4


Total

43.7


Male

48.3


Female

Avery County, North Carolina Adults

There are 14,988 adults, (3,869 of whom are seniors) in Avery County, North Carolina.

Avery County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Avery County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,875

44.97%

Male

9,635

55.03%

Avery County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Avery County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
Female82.9%17.1%
All77.7%22.3%
Non Family61.3%38.7%
Male38.7%61.3%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Avery County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5692.1377.7
Married3,5172.6690
Male2872.8938.7
Female6092.282.9
Non Family2,1561.1561.3

2.58

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Avery County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6775.05%
9th to 12th Grade1,2349.21%
High School Graduate4,15731.01%
Some College3,09923.12%
Associates Degree1,0667.95%
Bachelors Degree1,96314.64%
Graduate Degree1,2089.01%
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Avery County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Avery County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian636346
2+ Races999936
White11,98510,4443,035
Hispanic50736367
Native American1821288
Other Race106922
Black6234511

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.02%.

Avery County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,429$32,507$26,250
Less Than 9th Grade$21,477$26,875$19,000
High School Graduate$26,653$27,134$24,864
Some College$26,792$33,384$23,693
Bachelors Degree$31,399$33,526$30,634
Graduate Degree$43,796$40,208$44,815

$29,429

Average Earnings

$32,507

Average Male

$26,250

Average Female

Avery County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Avery County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Avery County, North Carolina Language

94.38% of Avery County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.14% of the population.

Avery County, North Carolina Language

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander44100.00%
Black311341.94%
Native733041.10%
Hispanic70920829.34%
White13,1721,58012.00%
Asian39410.26%
Other90NaN%
Multiple11343.54%

13.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.12%

Male Poverty Rate

13.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Avery County, North Carolina

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Avery County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 3.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.89%.

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.35%
High School10.28%
Some College13.42%
Bachelors or Greater6.11%

Avery County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.39%
Male Unemployed19.20%
Female Employed7.77%
Female Unemployed13.89%

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

Avery County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,695$64,351
Families$56,060$77,244
Married Families$63,652-
Non Families$24,043$35,604
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Income by Household Type

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Avery County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Avery County, North Carolina Marital Status

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860

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War82
First Gulf War129
Vietnam437
Korea53
World War II48

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3460
35 to 54149
55 to 6482
65 to 74241
75+328

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8175.95%
Black304.12%
Native American94.57%
Asian11.52%
2+ Races31.95%
Hispanic20.33%

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Avery County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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45.4%

Labor Force Participation

42.8%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Avery County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Avery County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Avery 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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68.14%

Born in Avery County, North Carolina

96.93%

Native Born

3.07%

Foreign Born

2.15%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.93% of Avery County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.14% having been born in North Carolina. 2.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Avery 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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