Avery County NC Information

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Avery County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Avery County NC Housing Affordability Index is 147
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Avery County NC Wealth Index is 74
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 17,422
Population in Households 14,901
Population in Familes 11,941
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,521
Population Density 71
Diversity Index1 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,691
Average Household Income $62,985
Per Capita Income $23,615
Wealth Index3 74

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,277 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,217 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,396 (53.2%)
Median Home Value $145,323
Housing Affordability Index2 147
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,494
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,252
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.23% -0.47%
Households -0.28% -0.51%
Families -0.42% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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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, 2019 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 Density # 71 30th
Diversity Index # 88 13th
Median Household Income # 70 31st
Per Capita Income # 59 42nd

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