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Yancey County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 17,774
  • Males: 8,713
  • Females: 9,061

Ethnicity:

  • White: 17,061
  • Black/African American: 86
  • Hispanic: 504
  • Native American/Eskimo: 33
  • Asian: 32
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 3
  • 2 or more: 55

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (16,150)
  2. Spanish (525)
  3. German (40)
  4. French (25)
  5. Japanese (15)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 490

  1. Mexico (351)
  2. United Kingdom (40)
  3. Germany (27)
  4. Canada (14)
  5. Spain (13)
  6. Korea (9)
  7. Romania (6)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (4,441)
  2. Independent Free Will Baptists Associations (1,909)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (1,054)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (347)
  5. Catholic Church (222)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 8,445
    • Sensory: 696
    • Physical: 2,194
    • Mental: 1,218
    • Self-care: 696
    • Go outside home: 1,467
    • Employment: 1,827

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 156

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 7,472
    • Utility gas: 24
    • Bottled or LP gas: 595
    • Electricity: 643
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 5,441
    • Coal or Coke: 5
    • Wood: 728
    • Solar Energy: 25
    • Other fuel: 11
    • No fuel used: 0

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 14,866
    • No vehicle: 1,455
    • 1 or more vehicle: 13,411

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 115
    • No High School: 1,398
    • Some High School: 2,154
    • High School: 4,687
    • Some College: 2,041
    • Associate's Degree: 646
    • College Degree: 1,130
    • Master's Degree: 373
    • Professional Degree: 108
    • Doctoral Degree: 57

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 7,472
    • Owners with phone: 5,853
    • Owners without phone: 141
    • Renters with phone: 1,269
    • Renters without phone: 209

    10 closest counties:

    1. Mitchell County, North Carolina
    2. Unicoi County, Tennessee
    3. McDowell County, North Carolina
    4. Madison County, North Carolina
    5. Buncombe County, North Carolina
    6. Carter County, Tennessee
    7. Avery County, North Carolina
    8. Washington County, Tennessee
    9. Greene County, Tennessee
    10. Henderson County, North Carolina

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    28714, 28740, 28755

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WKYK (940 AM) BURNSVILLE, NC
    • WISE (1310 AM) BURNSVILLE, NC
    • WTOE (1470 AM) BURNSVILLE, NC
    • WTZQ (1600 AM) BURNSVILLE, NC
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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