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Avery County, North Carolina

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Avery County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,505
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,505
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 17,812
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
3.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.2%
Female persons, percent
45.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
88.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,058
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 14,275
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 77.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $138,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,026
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $275
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $723
Building permits, 2018 118
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 6,725
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.17
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 6.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 75.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 62.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 80.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 20.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 13.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
20.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 47.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 47.7%
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
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $37,109
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $21,704
Persons in poverty, percent
18.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 474
Total employment, 2016 4,565
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 132,359
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -2.5%
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
Geography
Geography
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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