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

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2020 Population
133,017
0.706% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.3
0.955% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.2%
6.21% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,946
2.16% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$188,900
4.71% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
54,903
0.888% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 133k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $44,946. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew from 132,084 to 133,017, a 0.706% increase and its median household income grew from $43,997 to $44,946, a 2.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.08%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.958%).

5.39% of the households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, 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, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Appalachian State University (5,317 degrees awarded in 2020), Mayland Community College (248 degrees), and Lees-McRae College (231 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was $188,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

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Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 133k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.36% of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.48k people).

In 2020, there were 33.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.59k White (Hispanic) and 2.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,668 households), Italian (309 households), and Vietnamese (266 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
66,082
Women
49.7%
66,778
Men
50.3%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 132,860 inhabitants, with 50.3% men, and 49.7% women.

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Citizenship

97.8%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.8% of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, 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 decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    122k ± 65
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.59k ± 356
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.01k ± 220
4.58%
Hispanic Population
6.09k people

In 2020, there were 33.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.59k White (Hispanic) and 2.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.58% of the people in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (6.09k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,896 ± 1,061 people
  2. Vietnam
    195 ± 343 people
  3. Germany
    189 ± 337 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,896 Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by Vietnam with 195 and Germany with 189.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.36%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.48k people
3.28%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.33k people

As of 2020, 3.36% of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents (4.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 3.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,668 households (3.65%)
  2. Italian
    309 households (0.241%)
  3. Vietnamese
    266 households (0.208%)

5.39% of the households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 3.65% of the households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,179 ± 359
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    778 ± 213
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    715 ± 178

Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC employs 54.9k people. The largest industries in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Restaurants & Food Services (5,808 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,153 people), and Construction (4,069 people), and the highest paying industries are Insurance carriers ($112,564), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($111,399), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($106,605).

Males in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.1 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,121. The income inequality in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
26,341
Women
48%
28,562
Men
52%

The workforce of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC in 2020 was 54,903 people, with 48% woman, and 52% men.

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Occupations

54.9k
2020 Value
0.888%
1 Year growth
± 0.888%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.888%, from 54.4k employees to 54.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, are Retail salespersons (1,965 people), Cooks (1,663 people), and Cashiers (1,523 people). 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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.9k
2020 Value
0.888%
1 Year growth
± 0.888%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.888%, from 54.4k employees to 54.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,808 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,153 people), and Construction (4,069 people). 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,787
Median earning men ± $1,246
$26,166
Median earning women ± $1,038

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,545), Information ($48,333), and Wholesale Trade ($46,173).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($43,343), Wholesale Trade ($38,455), and Manufacturing ($36,776).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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. $91.2B
  2. $74.6B
  3. $62.9B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina and Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $91.2B, followed by Machinery ($74.6B) and Electronics ($62.9B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth
$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

Comparatively, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

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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. $39.7B
  2. $26.6B
  3. $25.8B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina and Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $39.7B, followed by Ohio with $26.6B and Texas and $25.8B.

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

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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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

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 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 North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC awarded 5,805 degrees. The student population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 8,737 male students and 12,629 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are White (4,868 and 84.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (316 and 5.49%), Two or More Races (179 and 3.11%), and Black or African American (178 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Appalachian State University (5,317 and 91.6%), Mayland Community College (248 and 4.27%), and Lees-McRae College (231 and 3.98%).

The most popular majors in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are General Psychology (275 and 4.74%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (261 and 4.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (240 and 4.13%).

The median tuition costs in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are $26,140 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.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 21,366 (40.9% men and 59.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 21,366 students enrolled in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, 40.9% men and 59.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,384 records, of which 59.2% were women and 40.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 235 degree-majors awarded
  2. 212 degree-majors awarded
  3. 264 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, 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 235 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,317 degrees awarded
  2. 248 degrees awarded
  3. 231 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Appalachian State University with 5,317 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,335 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.673 times less than the 3,470 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,868 degrees mean that there were 15.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 316 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,140) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,168) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,193) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.8% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.563% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC in 2020 were Some college (32.1k), High School or Equivalent (29.8k), and Bachelors Degree (17.2k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was $188,900 in 2020, which is 0.822 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $180,400 to $188,900, a 4.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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.

Median household income in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is $44,946. In 2020, 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 $119,316, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $112,777 and $104,395.

Property

$188,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,142
$38,103
Median Property Taxes
±$1,257

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

70.9%
Homeownership
2020
69.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.9% 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 69.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, 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 $119,316, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $112,777 and $104,395.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,946
Median Household Income
± $1,884
53.8k
Number of Households
± 1,670

In 2020, the median household income of the 53.8k households in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew to $44,946 from the previous year's value of $43,997.

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Wage Distribution

0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC
0.463
2019 Wage GINI in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC

In 2020, the income inequality in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.95% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.95%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.66%)

In 2020, 77.7% of workers in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.95%) and those who worked at home (6.66%).

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.2% of the workforce in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC (22.4k out of 123k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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 Two Or More.

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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88.7% of the population of Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 1.45% 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 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Virginia see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1319 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1409 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 531 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina
1,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 patients).

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1,319 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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Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina and Virginia.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.5% under 18 years, 24.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC declined by 1.35% from 11.4% to 11.3%.

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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