Yancey County NC Information


Yancey County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,399
Population in Households 18,234
Population in Familes 15,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 165
Population Density1 59
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 7,859
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,313
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,849 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,010 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,783 (32.5%)
Median Home Value $143,386
Average Home Value $185,160


Median Household Income $37,855
Average Household Income $50,030
Per Capita Income $21,521
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.56%
Households 0.44% 0.52%
Families 0.3% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.


Yancey County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yancey 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 # 86 15th
Population Density1 # 79 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 94 7th
Median Household Income # 62 39th
Per Capita Income # 58 43rd

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