Watauga County, North Carolina

Watauga County: County in North Carolina, United States

About

Watauga County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,079 and a population density of 163 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 56,441 inhabitants. Its county seat is Boone. The county was created 173 years ago in 1848.

Quick Facts about Watauga County

Population : 56,441 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Area : 312.56 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : Watauga River
Altitude : 4,633 feet / 1412 meters
Capital : Boone
Establishment : January 01, 1849
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 06:43:46 (14th August 2022)
Density : 181 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 9.5% (2010-2020)
Watauga County locator map
Location of Watauga County on North Carolina map.
US Post Office Boone image
US Post Office Boone
US Post Office Boone image

Geography

Watauga County is located at 36°13'52"N 81°41'47"W (36.2311000, -81.6963700). It has 5 neighbors: Ashe County, Avery County, Caldwell County, Wilkes County and Johnson County.

Watauga County map

The largest city of Watauga County is Boone with a population of 20,003. Other cities include and Beech Mountain population 320. See all Watauga County cities & populated places.

Watauga County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Boone 20,003 City in Iowa, United States
Blowing Rock 1,316 Town in North Carolina, United States
Beech Mountain 320 Human settlement in Avery County, North Carolina, United States of America

Watauga County has 5 neighbours.

  • Boone

Demographics

The population of Watauga County increased by 9.5% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 51,079 - census
2011 51,626 1.06% estimation process
2012 52,062 0.84% estimation process
2013 52,295 0.45% estimation process
2014 52,395 0.19% estimation process
2015 53,093 1.31% estimation process
2016 54,140 1.93% estimation process
2017 55,181 1.89% estimation process
2018 56,034 1.52% estimation process
2019 56,177 0.25% estimation process
2020 56,441 0.47% estimation process

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People born in Watauga County (5)

People born in Watauga County, including Hillbillies musician Al Hopkins, football coach Graydon Eggers, Appalacian folklorist and singer Jane Hicks Gentry, .

List

  • Mose Triplett (soldier for both the Confederacy and Union in the American Civil War) he was born in 04/02/1846
  • Neil Hartley (American Producer, Additional Crew) he was born in 14/07/1916

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