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

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Population
131,131
0.423% 1-year growth
Median Age
41.8

Poverty Rate
21%

Median Household Income
$42,202
5.02% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$176,800
4.49% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 131k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $42,202. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew from 130,579 to 131,131, a 0.423% increase and its median household income grew from $40,184 to $42,202, a 5.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), Other (Hispanic) (1.07%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.06%). 5.07% 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 Boone High Country--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 $176,800, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina and Virginia went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 47.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.85%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Mark Warner, and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina and Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is currently represented by 24 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for North Carolina and Virginia
47.8% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina and Virginia
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina and Virginia was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina and Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina and Virginia

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Mark Warner, and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing North Carolina and Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina and Virginia

North Carolina and Virginia is currently represented by 24 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have changed over time starting in 2008.

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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 2018, 3.22% of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.22k people).

In 2018, there were 32.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (120k people) in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.71k White (Hispanic) and 2.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,405 speakers), German (246 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (232 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    120k ± 265
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.71k ± 407
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.03k ± 233
4.43%
Hispanic Population
5.81k people

In 2018, there were 32.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (120k people) in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.71k White (Hispanic) and 2.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.43% of the people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (5.81k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races 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
    4,405 speakers (3.5%)
  2. German
    246 speakers (0.195%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    232 speakers (0.184%)

5.07% 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 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 3.5% of the overall population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.195% speak German and 0.184% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.22%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.22k people
3.3%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
4.3k people

As of 2018, 3.22% of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents (4.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 3.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was N/A, the natal country of N/A Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

97.9%
2018 Citizenship
97.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 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 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,979 ± 293
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    846 ± 176
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    762 ± 202

Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is $42,202. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income 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.

Males in N/A have an average income that is N/A times higher than the average income of females, which is N/A. The income inequality in N/A (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

The economy of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC employs N/A people. The largest industries in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are N/A, and the highest paying industries are N/A.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,202
2018 value
± $1,345
5.02%
1 Year Growth
± 4.04%

Households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $42,202, 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 $40,184 in 2017, which represents a 5.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
± N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
± N/A

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

N/A Wage GINI in N/A
  1. N/A
  2. N/A

In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC across various wage buckets compared 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% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC (25.4k 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 Males 25 - 34.

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
    23,334 ± 943
  2. Hispanic
    2,195 ± 324
  3. Other
    706 ± 216

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 Other.

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

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N/A Value

From N/A to N/A, employment in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, are N/A. 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 N/A.

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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 N/A.

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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 N/A.

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value

From N/A to N/A, employment in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, are N/A. 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 N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of N/A industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are N/A.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina and Virginia to other states, or from other states to North Carolina and Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $77.9B
  2. $47.9B
  3. $44.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina and Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $77.9B, followed by Electronics ($47.9B) and Pharmaceuticals ($44.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B
2015 Value in Virginia
$373B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
46.7% growth
$407B
2015 Value in North Carolina
$632B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina and Virginia to other states, or from other states to North Carolina and Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.3B
  2. $29.1B
  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina and Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.3B, followed by Maryland with $29.1B and South Carolina and $28.3B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC awarded 5,477 degrees. The student population of Boone High Country--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 Boone High Country--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 Boone High Country--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 Boone High Country--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 Boone High Country--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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 287 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 228 degree-majorss awarded

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

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Boone High Country--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 Boone High Country--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 Boone High Country--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.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC by degrees awarded.

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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 Boone High Country--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 $176,800 in 2018, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $169,200 to $176,800, a 4.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is 70%, 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 21.8 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

$176,800
2018 Median
± $5,777
$169,200
2017 Median
± $3,696

In 2018, the median property value in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew to to $176,800 from the previous year's value of $169,200.

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 N/A range.

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Household Income

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$42,202
Median Household Income
± $1,345
52.5k
Number of Households
± 1,467

In 2018, the median household income of the 52.5k households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew to $42,202 from the previous year's value of $40,184.

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

70%
2018 Homeownership
69.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70% of the housing units in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew 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

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% 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
    77.2%
  2. Carpooled
    10.7%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.36%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Worked At Home (5.36%).

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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Health

88.9% of the population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 18.7% on non-group plans, and 1.87% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina 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.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Virginia see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 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 in North Carolina
1,316 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

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).

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina and Virginia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia

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.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

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

11.1%
Uninsured
39.8%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
18.7%
Non-Group
1.87%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC N/A by N/A from N/A% to 11.1%.

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 and Virginia, at 16.2%.

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

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