Yancey County, North Carolina Population 2020

Yancey County, North Carolina's estimated population is 18,285 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 85th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202018,2851911.06%
201918,0941911.07%
201817,9031911.08%
201717,712940.53%
201617,618620.35%
201517,556100.06%
201417,546-4-0.02%
201317,550-74-0.42%
201217,624-65-0.37%
201117,689-117-0.66%
201017,8062,38715.48%
199015,4194853.25%
198014,9342,30518.25%
197012,629-1,379-9.84%
196014,008-2,298-14.09%
195016,306-896-5.21%
194017,2022,71618.75%
193014,486-607-4.02%
192015,0933,02125.02%
191012,0726085.30%
190011,4641,97420.80%
18909,4901,79623.34%
18807,6941,78530.21%
18705,909-2,746-31.73%
18608,6554505.48%
18508,2052,24337.62%
18405,9620.00%

Yancey County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,98696.15%
Two or More Races2651.50%
Some Other Race1450.82%
Black or African American1290.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native930.53%
Asian430.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.03%

Yancey County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Yancey County, North Carolina Median Age

47.4


Total

45.5


Male

49.3


Female

Yancey County, North Carolina Adults

There are 14,371 adults, (4,379 of whom are seniors) in Yancey County, North Carolina.

Yancey County, North Carolina Age Dependency

76.8

Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Yancey County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

9,019

51.05%

Male

8,648

48.95%

Yancey County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Yancey County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All74.3%25.7%
Non Family58%42%
Male58%42%
Female48.9%51.1%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4022.3774.3
Married4,1652.8288.2
Non Family2,3661.2958
Female5973.0848.9
Male2743.2158

2.8

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Yancey County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7195.48%
9th to 12th Grade1,35710.34%
High School Graduate4,27832.61%
Some College2,85421.75%
Associates Degree1,2929.85%
Bachelors Degree1,60512.23%
Graduate Degree1,0147.73%

Yancey County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,49410,6672,563
Hispanic413198
Multiple Races1019115
Black928625
Other Race8750
Native American45295
Asian13115
Islander666

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,373$34,416$28,029
Less Than High School$20,675$20,496$22,902
High School Grad$30,703$33,012$17,755
Some College$30,712$40,011$27,181
Bachelors Degree$40,457$41,875$39,583
Graduate Degree$49,735$60,938$44,297

$31,373

Average Earnings

$34,416

Average Male

$28,029

Average Female

Yancey County, North Carolina Language

Yancey County, North Carolina Language by Age

Yancey County, North Carolina Language

95.57% of Yancey County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.76% of the population.

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty

Yancey County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,2252,79617.23%
Hispanic89944549.50%
Other14510471.72%
Multiple2658230.94%
Native932324.73%
Asian43818.60%
Black10676.60%

19.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.07%

Male Poverty Rate

20.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yancey County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yancey County, North Carolina is Other, with 71.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yancey County, North Carolina is Black, with 6.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.90%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.38%
High School17.80%
Some College15.89%
Bachelors or Greater6.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.56%
Male Unemployed32.07%
Female Employed9.94%
Male Employed8.05%

Yancey County, North Carolina Income

Yancey County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,888$53,656
Families$52,253$62,568
Married Families$57,344-
Non Families$22,072$33,290

Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status

Yancey County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.4%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Yancey County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans

931

Number of Veterans

853

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam424
Korea153
First Gulf War82
Second Gulf War76
World War II10
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74328
75+279
55 to 64180
35 to 5472
18 to 3472
Name Veterans % of Total
White9206.62%
Indian68.00%
2 or More53.55%

$Yancey County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yancey County, North Carolina Employment Status

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Yancey 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

66.53%

Born in North Carolina

96.89%

Native Born

3.11%

Foreign Born

2.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.89% of Yancey County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 66.53% having been born in North Carolina. 2.30% 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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