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 2,433 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Avery Creek, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,433
Daytime Population: Workers 169
Daytime Population: Residents 1,118
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,287
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 2,433
Population in Familes 2,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,406
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $59,874
Average Household Income $74,746
Per Capita Income $29,306


Total Housing Units 1,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 690 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $275,000
Average Home Value $350,543


Total Households 923
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 653
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 3.1% 2.41%
Households 2.96% 2.3%
Families 1.97% 2.2%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 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 # 289 61st
Population Density # 99 87th
Diversity Index # 506 32nd
Median Household Income # 85 89th
Per Capita Income # 160 78th

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