In 2017, Avery County, NC had a population of 17.5k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $37,109. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Avery County, NC declined from 17,633 to 17,535, a -0.556% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,891 to $37,109, a 3.39% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Avery County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (89%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.15%), White (Hispanic) (4.08%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.764%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.65%). N/A% of the people in Avery County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.
The median property value in Avery County, NC is $138,800, and the homeownership rate is 77%. Most people in Avery County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Avery County, NC is 2 cars per household.