Yancey County, NC

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2022 Population
18,538
0.986% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48
0.415% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.3%
3.68% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,103
17.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$206,100
17.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Yancey County, NC had a population of 18.5k people with a median age of 48 and a median household income of $53,103. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Yancey County, NC grew from 18,357 to 18,538, a 0.986% increase and its median household income grew from $45,324 to $53,103, a 17.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Yancey County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), Other (Hispanic) (2.32%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.97%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.66%), and White (Hispanic) (1.1%).

None of the households in Yancey 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.

98.1% of the residents in Yancey County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Yancey County, NC was $206,100, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%.

Most people in Yancey County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Yancey County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Yancey County, NC is home to a population of 18.5k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.69% of Yancey County, NC residents were born outside of the country (498 people).

In 2022, there were 39.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Yancey County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 431 Other (Hispanic) and 366 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Yancey County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Yancey County, NC was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Yancey County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17k ± 21
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    431 ± 167
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    366 ± 144
5.4%
Hispanic Population
1k people

In 2022, there were 39.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Yancey County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 431 Other (Hispanic) and 366 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.4% of the people in Yancey County, NC are hispanic (1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Yancey County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.69%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
498 people
2.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
513 people

As of 2022, 2.69% of Yancey County, NC residents (498 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yancey County, NC was 2.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    435 ± 115
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    128 ± 69
  3. Korea
    102 ± 77

Yancey County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Yancey County, NC employs 7.7k people. The largest industries in Yancey County, NC are Manufacturing (1,271 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,261 people), and Retail Trade (939 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,906), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,250), and Utilities ($68,906).

Occupations

7.7k
2022 Value
± 574
1.68%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Yancey County, NC grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 7.57k employees to 7.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yancey County, NC, are Production Occupations (957 people), Sales & Related Occupations (726 people), and Management Occupations (705 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yancey County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.7k
2022 Value
± 574
1.68%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Yancey County, NC grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 7.57k employees to 7.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yancey County, NC, are Manufacturing (1,271 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,261 people), and Retail Trade (939 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yancey County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Yancey County, 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

$43,618
Median earning men ± $4,631
$31,096
Median earning women ± $2,444

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,194), Public Administration ($49,821), and Manufacturing ($47,332).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,875), Manufacturing ($39,258), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,378).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 96
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 79
    Retail Trade
  3. 69
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Yancey County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 66.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.722%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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 14 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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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yancey County, NC was $206,100 in 2022, which is 0.731 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $175,200 to $206,100, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Yancey County, NC is 78.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Yancey County, NC have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Yancey County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Yancey County, NC is $53,103. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Yancey County, NC was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $61,150, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $52,346 and $49,219.

Property

$206,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,737
$6,162
Median Property Taxes
±$526

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 Yancey County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.4% of the housing units in Yancey County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9604
  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yancey County, NC was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $61,150, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $52,346 and $49,219.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Yancey County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,103
Median Household Income
± $4,642
7.86k
Number of Households
± 583

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.86k households in Yancey County, NC grew to $53,103 from the previous year's value of $45,324.

The following chart displays the households in Yancey County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Yancey County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.31%)
  3. Carpooled (7.08%)

In 2022, 81.9% of workers in Yancey County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.31%) and those who carpooled to work (7.08%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yancey County, NC have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Yancey County, 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 Yancey County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Yancey County, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yancey County, NC (2.81k out of 18.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yancey County, 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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Health

89.9% of the population of Yancey County, NC has health coverage, with 34.6% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 19.9% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Yancey County, NC see 1643 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (1492 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3016 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 476 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,643 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Yancey County, NC

Primary care physicians in Yancey County, NC see an average of 1,643 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (1,492 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Yancey County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.1% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 26% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
34.6%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
19.9%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yancey County, NC declined by 18.7% from 12.4% to 10.1%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Yancey County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34% in Yancey County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.7% in Yancey County, NC.

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