Yancey County NC Information


Yancey County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,236
Daytime Population: Workers 5,230
Daytime Population: Residents 10,961
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,191
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 18,071
Population in Familes 14,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 165
Population Density2 58
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $38,035
Average Household Income $50,279
Per Capita Income $21,598


Total Housing Units 11,609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,751 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,027 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,831 (33.0%)
Median Home Value $148,355
Average Home Value $187,746


Total Households 7,778
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,244
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 0.32% 0.49%
Households 0.24% 0.44%
Families 0.07% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   2.07%


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, 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 # 85 16th
Population Density # 79 22nd
Diversity Index # 95 7th
Median Household Income # 69 32nd
Per Capita Income # 66 35th

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