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Yancey County, North Carolina

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Yancey County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,903
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,903
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 17,818
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,818
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
25.7%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
1.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,028
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,259
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 73.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $139,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $981
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $314
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $599
Building permits, 2018 39
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 7,493
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 91.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 4.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 71.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 59.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 83.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 19.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 12.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 52.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 47.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,639
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 145,004
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,670
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 144,943
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,221
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 28.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $37,610
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $21,947
Persons in poverty, percent
16.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 313
Total employment, 2016 3,427
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 114,796
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 6.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,642
All firms, 2012 1,715
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,022
Women-owned firms, 2012 495
Minority-owned firms, 2012 38
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,606
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 233
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,331
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 57.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 312.60
FIPS Code 37199
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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