Ashe County NC Information


Ashe County Subdivisions

Ashe County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,911
Population in Households 27,542
Population in Familes 22,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 369
Population Density1 66
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 11,946
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 8,086
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,059 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,054 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,892 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,113 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $169,932
Average Home Value $202,712


Median Household Income $35,690
Average Household Income $48,795
Per Capita Income $21,107
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.23%
Households 0.26% 0.16%
Families 0.11% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ashe County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashe County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 73 28th
Population Density1 # 75 26th
Diversity Index2 # 93 8th
Median Household Income # 74 27th
Per Capita Income # 63 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.