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Watauga County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 312.6 square miles
Population Density 163.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 52,372
Population change 2.5%
Under 5 years of age 3.5%
Under 18 13.4%
65 and over 13.7%
Females 50%
White 95.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.5
Asian 1.1%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 1.9%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 37.9%
Veterans 3,180
Households and Housing
Households 20,909
Persons per household 2.2
Living in the same house for one year or more 70.2%
Median household income $34,293
The per capita income $21,854
Live below the poverty line. 31.3%
housing units 32,628
Multi-unit structures 25%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $228,700
Residents owning their homes. 54.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 5,893
Women-owned firms 21.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $795,216
Retail sales per capita $17,836
Manufacturers shipments $129,842
Merchant wholesaler sales $169,263