U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Avery County, North Carolina
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Avery County, North Carolina

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Avery County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,505
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,505
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 17,812
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,797
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 971
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 14,275
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 74.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $150,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,068
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $284
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $765
Building permits, 2018 118
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 6,587
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.15
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 79.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 67.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 82.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 12.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 46.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 48.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 45,601
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 72,225
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,461
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 195,454
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,083
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $38,134
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $20,253
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2017 494
Total employment, 2017 4,761
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 136,769
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 4.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,681
All firms, 2012 1,481
Men-owned firms, 2012 918
Women-owned firms, 2012 414
Minority-owned firms, 2012 49
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,379
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 149
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,232
Population per square mile, 2010 72.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 247.09
FIPS Code 37011
Value Notes

    Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

    Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

    The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

    Fact Notes
    • (a)Includes persons reporting only one race
    • (b)Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
    • (c)Economic Census - Puerto Rico data are not comparable to U.S. Economic Census data
    Value Flags
    • -Either no or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest or upper interval of an open ended distribution.
    • DSuppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
    • FFewer than 25 firms
    • FNFootnote on this item in place of data
    • NData for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
    • NANot available
    • SSuppressed; does not meet publication standards
    • XNot applicable
    • ZValue greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

    QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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