In 2020, Watauga County, NC had a population of 55.7k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $46,453. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Watauga County, NC grew from 54,925 to 55,669, a 1.35% increase and its median household income declined from $47,526 to $46,453, a −2.26% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Watauga County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.6%), White (Hispanic) (1.81%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.68%), Other (Hispanic) (1.25%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%).
None of the households in Watauga County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.8% of the residents in Watauga County, NC are U.S. citizens.
In 2020, the median property value in Watauga County, NC was $246,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.9%. Most people in Watauga County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Watauga County, NC was 2 cars per household.