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Avery County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 17,167
  • Males: 9,025
  • Females: 8,142

Ethnicity:

  • White: 15,884
  • Black/African American: 588
  • Hispanic: 422
  • Native American/Eskimo: 36
  • Asian: 97
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 9
  • Other: 23
  • 2 or more: 108

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (15,535)
  2. Spanish (475)
  3. German (125)
  4. French (30)
  5. Japanese (20)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 438

  1. Mexico (238)
  2. Germany (38)
  3. Canada (22)
  4. Cambodia (18)
  5. United Kingdom (17)
  6. India (15)
  7. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (4,355)
  2. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (894)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (614)
  4. Christian Churches and Churches of Christ (575)
  5. Catholic Church (389)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 7,417
    • Sensory: 716
    • Physical: 1,907
    • Mental: 1,005
    • Self-care: 610
    • Go outside home: 1,466
    • Employment: 1,577

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 95

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 6,532
    • Utility gas: 16
    • Bottled or LP gas: 964
    • Electricity: 1,233
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 3,774
    • Coal or Coke: 14
    • Wood: 509
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 22
    • No fuel used: 0

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 12,973
    • No vehicle: 1,053
    • 1 or more vehicle: 11,920

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 101
    • No High School: 1,298
    • Some High School: 2,147
    • High School: 3,838
    • Some College: 2,171
    • Associate's Degree: 754
    • College Degree: 1,117
    • Master's Degree: 440
    • Professional Degree: 157
    • Doctoral Degree: 35

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 6,532
    • Owners with phone: 5,113
    • Owners without phone: 146
    • Renters with phone: 1,131
    • Renters without phone: 142

    10 closest counties:

    1. Mitchell County, North Carolina
    2. Watauga County, North Carolina
    3. Carter County, Tennessee
    4. Johnson County, Tennessee
    5. Yancey County, North Carolina
    6. McDowell County, North Carolina
    7. Caldwell County, North Carolina
    8. Burke County, North Carolina
    9. Unicoi County, Tennessee
    10. Ashe County, North Carolina

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    28604, 28616, 28622, 28646, 28652, 28653, 28657, 28662, 28664

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WECR-FM (102.3 FM) BANNER ELK, NC
    • WECR (1130 AM) BANNER ELK, NC
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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