Watauga County, North Carolina Population 2022

Watauga County, North Carolina's estimated population is with a growth rate of 0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Watauga County, North Carolina is the 48th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was and has seen a growth of 7.07% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Watauga County, North Carolina Population 2022

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Watauga County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

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Watauga County, North Carolina Population by Race

Watauga County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Watauga County, North Carolina Median Age

32.7


Total

30.9


Male

33.9


Female

Watauga County, North Carolina Adults

There are 48,506 adults, (8,909 of whom are seniors) in Watauga County, North Carolina.

Watauga County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Watauga County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

27,905

50.13%

Male

27,764

49.87%

Watauga County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Watauga County, North Carolina Household Types

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watauga County, North Carolina Households and Families

2.86

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Watauga County, North Carolina Households by Type

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

Watauga County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 59.62%.

Watauga County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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$33,054

Average Earnings

$34,835

Average Male

$30,639

Average Female

Watauga County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watauga County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Watauga County, North Carolina Language

94.25% of Watauga County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.10% of the population.

Watauga County, North Carolina Language

Watauga County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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24.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.46%

Male Poverty Rate

24.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watauga County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watauga County, North Carolina is Asian, with 46.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watauga 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 5.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.14%.

Watauga County, North Carolina Poverty

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Watauga County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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

Watauga County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Watauga County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Watauga County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Watauga 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.

Watauga County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Watauga County, North Carolina Marital Status

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2,743

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watauga County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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59.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Watauga County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Watauga County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Watauga 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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59.12%

Born in Watauga County, North Carolina

96.47%

Native Born

3.53%

Foreign Born

2.19%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.47% of Watauga County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 59.12% having been born in North Carolina. 2.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Watauga County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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