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Avery County, North Carolina; North Carolina

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Avery County, North Carolina
North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,557 10,488,084
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,557 10,488,084
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 17,807 9,535,751
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.4% 10.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,797 9,535,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.7%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
14.7%
21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.9%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
45.8%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.9%
70.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.7%
22.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
1.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.1%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.1%
9.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
88.5%
62.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 971 667,696
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.3% 7.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14,388 4,747,943
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 74.7% 65.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $150,600 $165,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,068 $1,290
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $284 $394
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $765 $877
Building permits, 2019 131 71,307
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 6,587 3,918,597
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.15 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.0% 84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.5% 11.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 79.1% 87.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 67.2% 78.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 82.3% 87.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.6% 30.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 12.9% 9.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
18.1%
13.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 46.1% 61.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 48.7% 57.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 45,601 18,622,258
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 72,225 55,227,505
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,461 202,344,646
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 105,275,586
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 195,454 120,691,007
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,083 $12,376
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.5 24.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $38,134 $52,413
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $20,253 $29,456
Persons in poverty, percent
16.8%
13.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 501 234,948
Total employment, 2018 4,533 3,848,565
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 142,917 184,233,031
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -4.8% 2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,720 787,883
All firms, 2012 1,481 805,985
Men-owned firms, 2012 918 435,677
Women-owned firms, 2012 414 287,058
Minority-owned firms, 2012 49 183,380
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,379 603,182
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 149 86,571
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,232 684,743
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 72.0 196.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 247.09 48,617.91
FIPS Code 37011 37
Value Notes

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

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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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