Ashe County, North Carolina

Ashe County: County in North Carolina, United States

About

Ashe County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,281 and a population density of 25 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 27,166 inhabitants. Its county seat is Jefferson. The county was created 223 years ago in 1798.

Quick Facts about Ashe County

Population : 27,166 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Asheville
Twitter username : ashecogov
Area : 1105 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.7%
Land as percent of area : 99.3%
Easternmost point : Point(-81.2393 36.3702)
Northernmost point : Point(-81.6776 36.5879)
Named for : Samuel Ashe
Altitude : 2,854 feet / 870 meters
Capital : Jefferson
Establishment : January 01, 1799
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 11:04:17 (14th August 2022)
Density : 25 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.42% (2010-2020)
Ashe County locator map
Location of Ashe County on North Carolina map.
1904 Ashe County Courthouse image
1904 Ashe County Courthouse
1904 Ashe County Courthouse image

Geography

Ashe County is located at 36°26'3"N 81°30'1"W (36.4341600, -81.5003400). It has 5 neighbors: Alleghany County, Watauga County, Wilkes County, Johnson County and Grayson County.

Ashe County map

Ashe County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Ashe County.

City Name Population Title
Jefferson 1,534 Town in North Carolina, USA
West Jefferson 1,313 Town in North Carolina, United States
Lansing 154 Town in North Carolina, United States

Ashe County has 5 neighbours.

  • West Jefferson
  • Jefferson
  • Lansing

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Ashe County decreased by 0.42% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 27,281 - census
2011 26,986 -1.09% estimation process
2012 26,924 -0.23% estimation process
2013 26,840 -0.31% estimation process
2014 26,764 -0.28% estimation process
2015 26,628 -0.51% estimation process
2016 26,600 -0.11% estimation process
2017 26,787 0.7% estimation process
2018 27,099 1.15% estimation process
2019 27,203 0.38% estimation process
2020 27,166 -0.14% estimation process

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People born in Ashe County (1)

American politician (1852-1927) Nathan T. Hopkins was born in Ashe County

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