Yancey County, North Carolina Population 2022

Yancey County, North Carolina's estimated population is 18,657 with a growth rate of 1.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Yancey County, North Carolina is the 86th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 17,805 and has seen a growth of 4.79% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18405,9620.00%
18508,2052,24337.62%
18608,6554505.48%
18705,909-2,746-31.73%
18807,6941,78530.21%
18909,4901,79623.34%
190011,4641,97420.80%
191012,0726085.30%
192015,0933,02125.02%
193014,486-607-4.02%
194017,2022,71618.75%
195016,306-896-5.21%
196014,008-2,298-14.09%
197012,629-1,379-9.84%
198014,9342,30518.25%
199015,4194853.25%
201017,8052,38615.47%
201117,690-115-0.65%
201217,624-66-0.37%
201317,549-75-0.43%
201417,542-7-0.04%
201517,55080.05%
201617,610600.34%
201717,697870.49%
201817,8731760.99%
201918,0691961.10%
202018,2651961.08%
202118,4611961.07%
202218,6571961.06%
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Yancey County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,00495.15%
Black or African American1140.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native990.55%
Asian530.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.02%
Some Other Race1690.95%
Two or More Races4272.39%
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Yancey County, North Carolina Population by Race

Yancey County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Yancey County, North Carolina Median Age

47.9


Total

46


Male

50.1


Female

Yancey County, North Carolina Adults

There are 14,587 adults, (4,601 of whom are seniors) in Yancey County, North Carolina.

Yancey County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Yancey County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

9,050

50.64%

Male

8,820

49.36%

Yancey County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Yancey County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
All72.9%27.1%
Non Family56.6%43.4%
Male47.5%52.5%
Female35.1%64.9%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yancey County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4662.3772.9
Married4,2572.8488.6
Male2363.4147.5
Female5643.1135.1
Non Family2,4091.2856.6

2.86

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Yancey County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6334.75%
9th to 12th Grade1,1488.61%
High School Graduate4,66835.02%
Some College2,94522.09%
Associates Degree1,2299.22%
Bachelors Degree1,59611.97%
Graduate Degree1,1108.33%
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Yancey County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yancey County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander444
Asian25187
White12,70911,1352,650
2+ Races1099917
Black887411
Native American52395
Hispanic39522512
Other Race143702

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Yancey County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,598$35,452$26,827
Less Than 9th Grade$19,383$18,893$23,059
High School Graduate$30,938$34,945$22,500
Some College$30,269$36,121$27,303
Bachelors Degree$35,054$45,125$31,552
Graduate Degree$51,528$66,000$44,464

$31,598

Average Earnings

$35,452

Average Male

$26,827

Average Female

Yancey County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yancey County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Yancey County, North Carolina Language

95.80% of Yancey County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.63% of the population.

Yancey County, North Carolina Language

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple42722051.52%
Asian532445.28%
Hispanic92834837.50%
Native932223.66%
White16,4082,10712.84%
Black7334.11%
Other1NaN%

14.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.11%

Male Poverty Rate

14.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yancey County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yancey County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 51.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yancey 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 2.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.29%.

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.39%
High School10.86%
Some College15.07%
Bachelors or Greater4.80%

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.49%
Male Unemployed13.78%
Female Employed8.63%
Female Unemployed29.89%

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

Yancey County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,554$59,907
Families$59,923$72,414
Married Families$64,657-
Non Families$21,891$32,673
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Income by Household Type

Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

59.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Yancey County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Yancey 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.

Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status

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763

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War84
First Gulf War45
Vietnam357
Korea173
World War II2

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3449
35 to 5448
55 to 6486
65 to 74257
75+323

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7425.30%
Black109.09%
Native American1114.47%
Hispanic153.02%

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Yancey County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Yancey County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Yancey 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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65.25%

Born in Yancey County, North Carolina

97.31%

Native Born

2.69%

Foreign Born

1.87%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.31% of Yancey County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 65.25% having been born in North Carolina. 1.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Yancey 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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