Ashe County NC Information


Ashe County Subdivisions

Ashe County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,494
Daytime Population: Workers 9,932
Daytime Population: Residents 15,311
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,243
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 27,125
Population in Familes 22,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 369
Population Density2 65
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $35,803
Average Household Income $48,917
Per Capita Income $21,114


Total Housing Units 17,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,844 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,896 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,200 (34.6%)
Median Home Value $173,477
Average Home Value $205,459


Total Households 11,740
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 7,924
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% -0.11%
Households -0.02% -0.19%
Families -0.18% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.84%


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, 2017 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 Density # 75 26th
Diversity Index # 94 6th
Median Household Income # 79 22nd
Per Capita Income # 72 29th

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