Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC

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Population

130,579

0.247% growth

Poverty Rate

21.9%


Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$40,184

5.86% growth

Number of Employees

52,541

2.01% growth

Median Property Value

$169,200

2.05% growth

About

In 2017, Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 131k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $40,184. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew from 130,257 to 130,579, a 0.247% increase and its median household income grew from $37,958 to $40,184, a 5.86% increase.

The population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is 91.9% White Alone, 4.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.49% Black or African American Alone. 5.01% of the people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Appalachian State University (4,845 degrees awarded in 2017), Lees-McRae College (326 degrees), and Mayland Community College (285 degrees).

The median property value in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is $169,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC employs 52.5k people. The largest industries in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Restaurants & Food Services (5,108 people), Construction (4,288 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,280 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($115,718), Nondepository credit & related activities ($102,048), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($96,543).

Median household income in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is $40,184. Males in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,860. The income inequality in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,184

2017 value

± $1,123

5.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.81%

Households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $40,184, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,958 in 2016, which represents a 5.86% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$46,911

Average Male Salary

± $8,519

$37,860

Average Female Salary

± $6,095

In 2017, full-time male employees in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC made 1.24 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $35,101 ± $4,573

  2. American Indian

    $34,251 ± $30,322

  3. Two or More Races

    $25,212 ± $18,138

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.472

2017 Wage GINI

0.484

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.43% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,229, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC, with respective values of $107,888 and $101,088.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC (26.6k out of 121k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    24,197 ± 982

  2. Hispanic

    2,694 ± 362

  3. Black

    377 ± 166

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

52.5k

2017 Value

2.01%

1 Year growth

± 2.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 51.5k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, are Cashiers (1,736 people), Postsecondary teachers (1,633 people), and Retail salespersons (1,559 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Cashiers (1,736 people), Postsecondary teachers (1,633 people), and Retail salespersons (1,559 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Logging workers (8.42 times higher than expected), Conservation scientists & foresters (8.17 times), and Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service (5.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($276,433), Market research analysts & marketing specialists ($186,390), and Chief executives & legislators ($178,310).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.5k

2017 Value

2.01%

1 Year growth

± 2.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 51.5k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,108 people), Construction (4,288 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,280 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,108 people), Construction (4,288 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,280 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Logging (6.83 times higher than expected), Engine, turbine, & power transmission equipment manufacturing (6.73 times), and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying (6.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Air transportation ($115,718), Nondepository credit & related activities ($102,048), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($96,543).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.6% of the population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.4%

Uninsured

39.5%

Employer Coverage

12.9%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

17.6%

Non-Group

1.69%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 131k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2016, 3.3% of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is composed of 120k White Alone residents (91.9%), 5.74k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.4%), 1.95k Black or African American Alone residents (1.49%), 1.58k Two or More Races residents (1.21%), 733 Asian Alone residents (0.561%), 486 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.372%), 92 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0705%), and 63 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0482%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,710 speakers), German (224 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (185 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.3k people

3.35%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

4.35k people

As of 2016, 3.3% of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents (4.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 3.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,071 ± 1,108 people

  2. Germany

    166 ± 316 people

  3. Guatemala

    147 ± 298 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 2,071 Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by Germany with 166 and Guatemala with 147.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    120k ± 104

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.74k ± 685

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.95k ± 189

In 2017, there were 20.9 times more White Alone residents (120k people) in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.74k Hispanic or Latino and 1.95k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,710 speakers (3.76%)

  2. German

    224 speakers (0.179%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    185 speakers (0.148%)

5.01% of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 3.76% of the overall population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.179% speak German and 0.148% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,932 ± 279

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    846 ± 169

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    722 ± 187

Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC awarded 5,477 degrees. The student population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 8,913 male students and 11,865 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are White (4,673 and 85.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (236 and 4.34%), Unknown (173 and 3.18%), and Black or African American (151 and 2.78%).

The largest universities in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Appalachian State University (4,845 and 88.5%), Lees-McRae College (326 and 5.95%), and Mayland Community College (285 and 5.2%).

The most popular majors in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Registered Nursing (304 and 5.55%), General Business Administration & Management (285 and 5.2%), and General Psychology (240 and 4.38%).

The median tuition costs in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are $24,878 for private four year colleges, and $4,242 and $19,049 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 222 degrees awarded

  2. 287 degrees awarded

  3. 228 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 222 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,845 degrees awarded

  2. 326 degrees awarded

  3. 285 degrees awarded

$4,242

Median In-State Public

$24,878

Median Private

In 2017, the Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Appalachian State University with 4,845 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,294

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,183

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,294 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.721 times less than the 3,183 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,673 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    236 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    173 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC were to White students. These 4,673 degrees mean that there were 19.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 236 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was $169,200 in 2017, which is 0.737 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $165,800 to $169,200, a 2.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$169,200

2017 Median

± $3,696

$165,800

2016 Median

± $3,990

In 2017, the median property value in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew to to $169,200 from the previous year's value of $165,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$40,184

Median Household Income

± $1,123

52.9k

Number of Households

± 1,513

In 2017, the median household income of the 52.9k households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew to $40,184 from the previous year's value of $37,958.

The following chart displays the households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

69.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.59% of the workforce in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (78.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Worked At Home (5.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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