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Yancey County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 17,614 (all rural); it was 17,774 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,612
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,225
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,994
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,807 (it was 1,478 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 312 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Yancey County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.9%), Construction (12.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Yancey County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 8,643  (49.1%)
Females: 8,971  (50.9%)
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Yancey County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Yancey County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,222 ($29,674 in 1999)

This county:

$38222
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $288, upper quartile is $585)
This county:

$438
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,716 (it was $81,400 in 2000)
Yancey:

$135,716
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,076 - $223,692
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $970
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Institutionalized population: 134

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 38
  • Auto thefts: 3

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 63
  • Thefts: 26
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 88 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 2008: 58 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $68,900
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $67,900
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2014: 48 buildings, average cost: $130,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $793 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $612 (0.5%)

Yancey County household income distribution in 2009 Yancey County home values distribution Yancey County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.1%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.9% for Black residents, 54.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.5% for American Indian residents, 63.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 48.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.5%
Yancey County:

20.5%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.7% for Black residents, 52.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.9% for American Indian residents, 63.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 91.9% for other race residents, 50.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 52 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 16 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Yancey County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $601 a month.

Cities in this county include: Burnsville.

Yancey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Yancey County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.045 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cocke County, Tennessee , Sandoval County, New Mexico , Haywood County, Tennessee , Madison County, Arkansas , Stone County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 444
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 490 (20% naturalized citizens)

Yancey County:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 322
  • 1990 to 1994: 65
  • 1985 to 1989: 30
  • 1980 to 1984: 10
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 55

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.5%

Yancey County marital status for males Yancey County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,043
  • One, attached: 79
  • Two: 80
  • 3 or 4: 142
  • 5 to 9: 68
  • 10 to 19: 43
  • 20 or more: 96
  • Mobile homes: 2,157
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Yancey County with a mortgage: 1,402 (121 second mortgage, 192 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,956

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Yancey County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,80829
Mainline Protestant1,51217
Catholic1901
Black Protestant1181
Other91
None11,200-
Yancey County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Yancey County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Yancey County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Yancey County:

9.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Yancey County:

23.8%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Yancey County:

Average size of farms: 62 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,997
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $798.41
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,614
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.96%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,653
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.74
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.05%
Corn for grain: 10 harvested acres
Vegetables: 32 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Earthquake activity:

Yancey County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 182.7 miles away from Yancey County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 141.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from Yancey County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 212.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North CarolinaSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1871): February 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1871, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • North CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1553): September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 7, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1546): September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North CarolinaFlooding, Incident Period: January 7, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1200): January 15, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1200, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North CarolinaStorms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 2, 1996 to February 9, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1103): February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North CarolinaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1087): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North CarolinaSevere Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 4, 1995 to October 6, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1073): October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North CarolinaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3110): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North CarolinaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 9, 1977, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-542): November 9, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-542, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Yancey County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (72%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Spain (3%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Romania (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Yancey County (%):

  • United States or American (38%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (9%)
  • German (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Yancey County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,611 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 1,585 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 33 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 154 (2%)
  • Other means: 57 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 220 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Yancey County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 110 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Yancey County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,500.

4.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.38% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($16,299 average AGI)
1.91% relocated from other states ($15,646 average AGI)
Yancey County:

1.91%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buncombe County, NC  0.64% ($31,289 average AGI)
from Mitchell County, NC  0.61% ($26,028)
from Madison County, NC  0.20% ($22,833)


4.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.79% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($17,580 average AGI)
1.82% relocated to other states ($11,456 average AGI)
Yancey County:

1.82%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buncombe County, NC  0.77% ($29,848 average AGI)
to Mitchell County, NC  0.66% ($23,231)
to McDowell County, NC  0.22% ($23,769)
to Madison County, NC  0.22% ($24,769)
to Henderson County, NC  0.17% ($29,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Yancey County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Yancey County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Yancey County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Yancey County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Yancey County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,291 (3,432 aged, 859 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 658 (17%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Yancey County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (237)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (197)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (164)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (162)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (139)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (129)
  • Unspecified dementia (128)
  • Congestive heart failure (90)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (87)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (65)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1236.200
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1076.860

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 32.97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.49

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,653
  • In family households: 14,940 (3,984 male householders, 1,232 female householders)
    4,283 spouses, 4,401 children (4,006 natural, 127 adopted, 268 stepchildren), 350 grandchildren, 105 brothers or sisters, 99 parents, 155 other relatives, 245 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,713 (1,032 male householders (874 living alone)), 1,396 female householders (1,296 living alone)), 285 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 165 (134 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,789 2-persons, 1,096 3-persons, 837 4-persons, 312 5-persons, 134 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,170 1-person, 237 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

2,908 married couples with children.
591 single-parent households (158 men, 433 women).

96.1% of residents of Yancey County speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (34% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 35% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 39% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $111,883,000 ($6162 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,462,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $52,683,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,306,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,488,000
Federal grants: $34,692,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,069,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,644,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $135,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $966,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,112,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 920
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 986
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +259
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +259
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Yancey County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.18 millions of gallons per day (53% from ground, 47% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 255
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,502
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,529
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,815
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,822
  • 1960 to 1969: 928
  • 1950 to 1959: 757
  • 1940 to 1949: 495
  • 1939 or earlier: 976
Rooms in houses/apartments in Yancey County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 246
  • 4 rooms: 1,013
  • 5 rooms: 1,738
  • 6 rooms: 1,395
  • 7 rooms: 874
  • 8 rooms: 406
  • 9+ rooms: 275
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 93
  • 3 rooms: 194
  • 4 rooms: 476
  • 5 rooms: 330
  • 6 rooms: 244
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Yancey County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 202
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,919
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,268
  • 4 bedrooms: 546
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 262
  • 2 bedrooms: 674
  • 3 bedrooms: 445
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Yancey County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 431
  • 1 vehicle: 1,449
  • 2 vehicles: 2,428
  • 3 vehicles: 1,227
  • 4 vehicles: 341
  • 5+ vehicles: 118
  • no vehicle: 303
  • 1 vehicle: 611
  • 2 vehicles: 425
  • 3 vehicles: 127
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

68% of Yancey County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in North Carolina.

Yancey County:

68.0%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13408
  • Northeast: 675
  • Midwest: 716
  • South: 2174
  • West: 252

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $96,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Yancey County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75.9%)
  • Wood (9.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.5%)
  • Electricity (5.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60.3%)
  • Electricity (22.1%)
  • Wood (11.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 90
Here:

5.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 21
Here:

2.8%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 128
Here:

31.3%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Yancey County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $661,000
    Libraries: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $18,205,000
    Health Services - Other: $7,576,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,859,000
    General - Other: $1,178,000
    Police Protection: $910,000
    Solid Waste Management: $910,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $706,000
    Central Staff Services: $622,000
    Libraries: $617,000
    Fire Protection: $595,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Financial Administration: $264,000
    Transit Utilities: $232,000
    Parks & Recreation: $220,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $164,000
    Corrections - Other: $161,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $105,000
    Housing & Community Development: $97,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $234,000
    General: $227,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $1,040,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $288,000
    Solid Waste Management: $83,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    General - Other: $73,000
    Libraries: $64,000
    Police Protection: $35,000
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000
    Judicial: $9,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,567,000

Yancey County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,949,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $570,000
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000
    Parks & Recreation: $112,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $383,000
    All Other: $176,000
    Education: $43,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $601,000
    All Other: $165,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $627,000
    Interest Earnings: $108,000
    Rents: $73,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $69,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $15,691,000
    Public Welfare: $2,435,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,197,000
    General Support: $289,000
    All Other: $108,000
    Housing & Community Development: $38,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,756,000
    Total General Sales: $2,647,000
    NEC: $337,000

Yancey County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $670,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $599,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $71,000

Yancey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,874,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 707
  • Number of aged recipients: 175
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 532
  • Number of recipients under 18: 58
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 365
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 284
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 372
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 262
Yancey County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Yancey County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Yancey County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10977.8 years
William9876.6 years
Mary9874.7 years
James9474.5 years
Charles5973.9 years
Robert5174.5 years
George4077.8 years
Martha3582.4 years
Roy3275.3 years
Fred3078.1 years
Most common last names in Yancey County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hensley13078.2 years
Wilson12075.9 years
Edwards9877.1 years
Robinson9277.7 years
Ray8778.4 years
Young7779.5 years
Boone5777.0 years
Higgins5680.1 years
Fox5574.3 years
Mcintosh5482.2 years
Businesses in Yancey County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Decora Cabinetry1U-Haul2
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1

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