In 2018, Avery County, NC had a population of 17.5k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $38,134. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Avery County, NC declined from 17,535 to 17,501, a -0.194% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,109 to $38,134, a 2.76% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Avery County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.4%), White (Hispanic) (4.07%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.35%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.851%). 0% of the people in Avery County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.
In 2018, the median property value in Avery County, NC was $150,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.7%. Most people in Avery County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Avery County, NC was 2 cars per household.