Avery Creek, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Avery Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Avery Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 2,169 as of July 1, 2016. Avery Creek ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Avery Creek is located at latitude 35.4651 and longitude -82.5719 in Buncombe County. The formal boundaries for the Avery Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buncombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,198 feet.

The Avery Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402655) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Avery Creek Census Designated Place is located within Township of Avery Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buncombe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Avery Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Avery Creek, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,169
Population in Households 2,169
Population in Familes 1,822
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,254
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 821
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 583
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 618 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $264,789
Average Home Value $341,019


Median Household Income $60,757
Average Household Income $73,810
Per Capita Income $28,935
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.72% 2.02%
Households 1.52% 1.88%
Families 0.45% 1.79%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.

Avery Creek, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avery Creek to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 307 59th
Population Density1 # 144 81st
Diversity Index2 # 503 32nd
Median Household Income # 77 90th
Per Capita Income # 129 83rd

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