Avery County NC Information

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Avery County Subdivisions

Avery County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,467
Population in Households 15,053
Population in Familes 12,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,414
Population Density1 71
Diversity Index2 26
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,336
Average Household Income $53,696
Per Capita Income $21,690

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,150 (35.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,385 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,791 (54.4%)
Median Home Value $167,480
Average Home Value $230,718
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,535
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,283
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% -0.48%
Households -0.24% -0.54%
Families -0.39% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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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, 2018 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 # 70 31st
Diversity Index # 89 12th
Median Household Income # 76 25th
Per Capita Income # 74 27th

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