Avery County NC Information

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Avery County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avery County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 85 16th
Population Density1 # 69 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 90 11th
Median Household Income # 78 23rd
Per Capita Income # 79 22nd

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

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Avery County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,217
Population in Households 15,727
Population in Familes 12,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,490
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,858
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,511
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,138 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,720 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,761 (53.1%)
Median Home Value $128,922
Average Home Value $192,434
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,404
Average Household Income $48,370
Per Capita Income $18,461
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.41%
Households 0.68% 0.51%
Families 0.47% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

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