Avery County, North Carolina

Avery County: County in North Carolina, United States

About

Avery County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,797 and a population density of 28 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 17,571 inhabitants. Its county seat is Newland. The county was created 113 years ago in 1910.

Avery County locator map
Location of Avery County on North Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Avery County

Population : 17,571 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Area : 640 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.06%
Land as percent of area : 99.94%
Easternmost point : Point(-81.7356 36.0677)
Northernmost point : Point(-81.9182 36.2871)
Named for : Waightstill Avery
Altitude : 3,625 feet / 1105 meters
Capital : Newland
Establishment : January 01, 1911
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 04:07:34 (14th June 2024)
Density : 27 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.29% (2010-2020)
Avery County Courthouse in Newland image
Avery County Courthouse in Newland
Avery County Courthouse in Newland image

Geography

Avery County is located at 36°4'36"N 81°55'21"W (36.0766100, -81.9224700). It has 5 neighbors: Mitchell County, Burke County, Caldwell County, Watauga County and Johnson County.

Avery County map

The largest city of Avery County is Newland with a population of 694. Other cities include and Seven Devils population 203. See all Avery County cities & populated places.

Avery County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Avery County.

City Name Population Title
Mount Pleasant 2,226 Town in North Carolina, United States
Mount Gilead 1,141 Town in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States
Banner Elk 1,082 Township in Avery County, North Carolina
Newland 694 City in North Carolina
Elk Park 450 Township in Avery County, North Carolina
Crossnore 231 Town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States
Seven Devils 203 Human settlement in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States of America
Sugar Mountain 197 Village in Avery County, North Carolina, United States
Grandfather 24 Village in Avery County, North Carolina, United States

Avery County has 5 neighbours.

  • Newland
  • Seven Devils
  • Banner Elk
  • Elk Park
  • Beech Mountain
  • Crossnore

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Avery County decreased by 1.29% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,797 - census
2011 17,770 -0.15% estimation process
2012 17,611 -0.9% estimation process
2013 17,654 0.24% estimation process
2014 17,650 -0.02% estimation process
2015 17,486 -0.94% estimation process
2016 17,442 -0.25% estimation process
2017 17,517 0.43% estimation process
2018 17,528 0.06% estimation process
2019 17,557 0.17% estimation process
2020 17,571 0.08% estimation process

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People born in Avery County (2)

People born in Avery County, including Bluegrass musician Billy Constable, Joyce McKinney, .

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