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Mitchell County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 15,687
  • Males: 7,628
  • Females: 8,059

Ethnicity:

  • White: 15,220
  • Black/African American: 54
  • Hispanic: 273
  • Native American/Eskimo: 27
  • Asian: 30
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 8
  • 2 or more: 75

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (14,335)
  2. Spanish (400)
  3. French (55)
  4. German (25)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 236

  1. Mexico (125)
  2. Canada (26)
  3. Brazil (17)
  4. Korea (16)
  5. United Kingdom (13)
  6. Germany (10)
  7. India (6)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (8,938)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (544)
  3. Independent Free Will Baptists Associations (367)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (288)
  5. Catholic Church (198)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 8,252
    • Sensory: 809
    • Physical: 2,299
    • Mental: 1,052
    • Self-care: 750
    • Go outside home: 1,513
    • Employment: 1,556

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 93

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 6,551
    • Utility gas: 30
    • Bottled or LP gas: 585
    • Electricity: 1,016
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 4,380
    • Coal or Coke: 2
    • Wood: 500
    • Solar Energy: 2
    • Other fuel: 34
    • No fuel used: 2

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 13,047
    • No vehicle: 1,235
    • 1 or more vehicle: 11,812

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 169
    • No High School: 1,490
    • Some High School: 1,895
    • High School: 3,720
    • Some College: 2,043
    • Associate's Degree: 617
    • College Degree: 898
    • Master's Degree: 365
    • Professional Degree: 87
    • Doctoral Degree: 31

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 6,551
    • Owners with phone: 5,136
    • Owners without phone: 161
    • Renters with phone: 1,161
    • Renters without phone: 93

    10 closest counties:

    1. Yancey County, North Carolina
    2. Avery County, North Carolina
    3. McDowell County, North Carolina
    4. Unicoi County, Tennessee
    5. Carter County, Tennessee
    6. Washington County, Tennessee
    7. Watauga County, North Carolina
    8. Johnson County, Tennessee
    9. Madison County, North Carolina
    10. Buncombe County, North Carolina

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    28705, 28765, 28777

    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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