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Yancey County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 312.6 square miles
Population Density 57 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 17,566
Population change -1.4%
Under 5 years of age 4.8%
Under 18 19.4%
65 and over 22.9%
Females 50.8%
White 96.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.7
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 1%
Black or African American 1.2%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.3%
Had graduated from high school 83%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 17.9%
Veterans 1,297
Households and Housing
Households 7,278
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.3%
Median household income $38,579
The per capita income $20,257
Live below the poverty line. 20.1%
housing units 10,979
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $135,100
Residents owning their homes. 76.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,686
Women-owned firms 26.2%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $149,078
Retail sales per capita $8,103
Manufacturers shipments $127,399
Merchant wholesaler sales $7,082