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Avery County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 247.1 square miles
Population Density 72 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 17,713
Population change -0.5%
Under 5 years of age 3.9%
Under 18 16.1%
65 and over 19.7%
Females 45.5%
White 93.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.7
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 0.8%
Black or African American 4.2%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 20.4%
Veterans 1,417
Households and Housing
Households 7,122
Persons per household 2.2
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.3%
Median household income $36,969
The per capita income $21,598
Live below the poverty line. 18%
housing units 13,933
Multi-unit structures 17%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $140,800
Residents owning their homes. 76.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,241
Women-owned firms 18.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $197,646
Retail sales per capita $11,084
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $41,596