In 2019, Avery County, NC had a population of 17.5k people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $40,340. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Avery County, NC grew from 17,501 to 17,506, a 0.0286% increase and its median household income grew from $38,134 to $40,340, a 5.78% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Avery County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%), White (Hispanic) (3.28%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.32%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.25%). 0% of the households in Avery County, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.7% of the residents in Avery County, NC are U.S. citizens.
In 2019, the median property value in Avery County, NC was $144,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.3%. Most people in Avery County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Avery County, NC was 2 cars per household.