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Yancey County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 18,146 (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: 58 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Yancey County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.3%), Retail trade (22.7%), Manufacturing (11.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Yancey County, NC (2019)
    • 16,62392.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9745.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1861.0%Two or more races
    • 1210.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 720.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 520.3%Asian alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

48.1 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 8,871  (48.9%)
Females: 9,275  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Yancey County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,339 ($29,674 in 1999)
This county:

$44,339
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $512 (lower quartile is $348, upper quartile is $656)
This county:

$512
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $175,952 (it was $81,400 in 2000)
Yancey:

$175,952
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,451 - $264,472
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $963
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $324

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
Yancey County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 87 buildings, average cost: $58,600
  • 1998: 92 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 1999: 96 buildings, average cost: $58,600
  • 2000: 81 buildings, average cost: $57,000
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $57,000
  • 2002: 90 buildings, average cost: $57,200
  • 2003: 97 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2004: 113 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2005: 124 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2006: 115 buildings, average cost: $68,800
  • 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
  • 2015: 47 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2016: 51 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $286,900
  • 2018: 39 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2019: 68 buildings, average cost: $215,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Yancey, NC residents
Average permit cost in Yancey, NC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,039 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $848 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Yancey, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Yancey, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Yancey, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.1%
Yancey County:

15.1%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.2% for Black residents, 22.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.8% for American Indian residents, 34.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 48.1 years old
(Males: 46.4 years old, Females: 49.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.8 years old, Black residents: 44.0 years old, American Indian residents: 22.1 years old, Asian residents: 47.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.9 years old, Other race residents: 27.2 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

2018 air pollution in Yancey County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.043 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 November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Yancey, NC
County total employment by year in Yancey, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Yancey, NC

Current college students: 444
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 647 (30.6% naturalized citizens)

Yancey County:

3.6%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 602010 or later
  • 3872000 to 2009
  • 601990 to 1999
  • 401980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 61Before 1970

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: 7,975
  • One, attached: 73
  • Two: 123
  • 3 or 4: 384
  • 5 to 9: 229
  • 10 to 19: 146
  • 20 to 49: 116
  • 50 or more: 12
  • Mobile homes: 2,369
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Yancey County with a mortgage: 2,535 (33 second mortgage, 173 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,090

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Yancey County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from Yancey County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 278.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 182.7 miles away from the 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 Yancey County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 88.0 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 Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 6, 2020 - February 19, 2020, FEMA Id: 4543, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Florence, Incident Period: September 7, 2018 - September 29, 2018, FEMA Id: 4393, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 03, 2013 to July 14, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4146: September 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4146, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • North Carolina Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1871: February 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1871, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1200: January 15, 1998, FEMA Id: 1200, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Carolina Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1996 to February 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1103: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Yancey County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Yancey

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,332 (79.6%)
  • Carpooled: 421 (7.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 149 (2.7%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 73 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 475 (8.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (57%)
  • England (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Argentina (3%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (3%)
  • Korea (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Yancey County


  • American (26%)
  • English (17%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $44,155.

5.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.06% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($24,054 average AGI)
1.69% relocated from other states ($13,681 average AGI)
Yancey County:

1.69%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buncombe County, NC  1.33% ($31,146 average AGI)
from Mitchell County, NC  0.93% ($26,456)
from McDowell County, NC  0.34% ($24,667)


4.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.70% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($26,027 average AGI)
1.23% relocated to other states ($10,850 average AGI)
Yancey County:

1.23%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mitchell County, NC  1.03% ($29,968 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.90% ($28,818)
to McDowell County, NC  0.46% ($21,321)
to Madison County, NC  0.33% ($49,550)

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 2019: 12.5

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 population in Yancey County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Yancey County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Yancey County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Yancey County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Yancey County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Yancey County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Yancey County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (301)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (236)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (210)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (185)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (153)
  • Unspecified dementia (144)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (60)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (33)
  • Congestive heart failure (23)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (10)

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: 1,236
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,077

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 33

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,146
  • Male householders: 3,732 (884 living alone), Female householders: 3,930 (1,238 living alone)
  • 4,241 spouses (4,241 opposite-sex spouses), 303 unmarried partners, (272 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,371 children (4,130 natural, 81 adopted, 156 stepchildren), 309 grandchildren, 82 brothers or sisters, 155 parents, 16 foster children, 132 other relatives, 696 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 150

Size of family households: 3,112 2-persons, 924 3-persons, 650 4-persons, 323 5-persons, 103 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,122 1-person, 338 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 21 5-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

2,163 married couples with children.
785 single-parent households (131 men, 654 women).

95.5% of residents of Yancey speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $111,883,000 ($6,162 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:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • 2862014 or later
  • 1952010 to 2013
  • 1,6752000 to 2009
  • 2,1701990 to 1999
  • 2,1961980 to 1989
  • 1,7111970 to 1979
  • 1,0341960 to 1969
  • 6461950 to 1959
  • 4841940 to 1949
  • 9631939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Yancey County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • 91 room
  • 292 rooms
  • 2453 rooms
  • 6314 rooms
  • 1,3935 rooms
  • 1,3806 rooms
  • 9777 rooms
  • 4448 rooms
  • 4899+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • 961 room
  • 1282 rooms
  • 3003 rooms
  • 4904 rooms
  • 5135 rooms
  • 2736 rooms
  • 587 rooms
  • 1378 rooms
  • 409+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Yancey County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • 15no bedroom
  • 1451 bedroom
  • 1,5542 bedrooms
  • 3,1653 bedrooms
  • 6024 bedrooms
  • 1035+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Yancey County, North Carolina
  • 95no bedroom
  • 3911 bedroom
  • 7792 bedrooms
  • 6153 bedrooms
  • 1064 bedrooms
  • 575+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Yancey County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Yancey County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Yancey County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 181no vehicle
  • 9891 vehicle
  • 2,1652 vehicles
  • 1,4423 vehicles
  • 5554 vehicles
  • 3185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Yancey County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Yancey County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 265no vehicle
  • 8071 vehicle
  • 7282 vehicles
  • 2023 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

92.6% of Yancey County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

Yancey County:

92.6%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 11,475
  • Other state: 5,875
  • Northeast: 985
  • Midwest: 1,336
  • South: 3,208
  • West: 307
Year householders moved into unit in Yancey County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Yancey County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 35.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.7%Electricity
  • 20.5%Wood
  • 16.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.4%Electricity
  • 30.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 154
Here:

10.3%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 97
Here:

22.8%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Yancey County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,031,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,464,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $418,000
    Solid Waste Management: $404,000
    Parks and Recreation: $255,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $40,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $660,000
    Transit Utilities: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000
    Libraries: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,662,000
    Transit Utilities: $19,581,000
    Health - Other: $5,810,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,991,000
    Police Protection: $2,465,000
    General - Other: $1,660,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,566,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,116,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,024,000
    Libraries: $946,000
    Parks and Recreation: $590,000
    Financial Administration: $511,000
    General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $420,000
    Housing and Community Development: $282,000
    Central Staff Services: $258,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $391,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $156,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $144,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $115,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $3,260,000
    Health and Hospitals: $943,000
    Other: $427,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,348,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,724,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $625,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $638,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $149,000
    Rents: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $100,000
    Interest Earnings: $52,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,280,000
    Transit Utilities: $388,000
    Police Protection: $206,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    General - Other: $35,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,659,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,812,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $19,253,000
    Public Welfare: $2,377,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,079,000
    Other: $474,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,650,000
    Other: $3,688,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,584,000
    Other Selective Sales: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000
    Other License: $57,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,871,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $156,000

Yancey County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,031,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,464,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $418,000
    Solid Waste Management: $404,000
    Parks and Recreation: $255,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $40,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $660,000
    Transit Utilities: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000
    Libraries: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,662,000
    Transit Utilities: $19,581,000
    Health - Other: $5,810,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,991,000
    Police Protection: $2,465,000
    General - Other: $1,660,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,566,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,116,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,024,000
    Libraries: $946,000
    Parks and Recreation: $590,000
    Financial Administration: $511,000
    General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $420,000
    Housing and Community Development: $282,000
    Central Staff Services: $258,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $391,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $156,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $144,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $115,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $3,260,000
    Health and Hospitals: $943,000
    Other: $427,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,348,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,724,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $625,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $638,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $149,000
    Rents: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $100,000
    Interest Earnings: $52,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,280,000
    Transit Utilities: $388,000
    Police Protection: $206,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    General - Other: $35,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,659,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,812,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $19,253,000
    Public Welfare: $2,377,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,079,000
    Other: $474,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,650,000
    Other: $3,688,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,584,000
    Other Selective Sales: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000
    Other License: $57,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,871,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $156,000

Yancey County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,031,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,464,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $418,000
    Solid Waste Management: $404,000
    Parks and Recreation: $255,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $40,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $660,000
    Transit Utilities: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000
    Libraries: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,662,000
    Transit Utilities: $19,581,000
    Health - Other: $5,810,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,991,000
    Police Protection: $2,465,000
    General - Other: $1,660,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,566,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,116,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,024,000
    Libraries: $946,000
    Parks and Recreation: $590,000
    Financial Administration: $511,000
    General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $420,000
    Housing and Community Development: $282,000
    Central Staff Services: $258,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $391,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $156,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $144,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $115,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $3,260,000
    Health and Hospitals: $943,000
    Other: $427,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,348,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,724,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $625,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $638,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $149,000
    Rents: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $100,000
    Interest Earnings: $52,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,280,000
    Transit Utilities: $388,000
    Police Protection: $206,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    General - Other: $35,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,659,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,812,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $19,253,000
    Public Welfare: $2,377,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,079,000
    Other: $474,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,650,000
    Other: $3,688,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,584,000
    Other Selective Sales: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000
    Other License: $57,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,871,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $156,000

Yancey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,031,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,464,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $418,000
    Solid Waste Management: $404,000
    Parks and Recreation: $255,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $40,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $660,000
    Transit Utilities: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000
    Libraries: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,662,000
    Transit Utilities: $19,581,000
    Health - Other: $5,810,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,991,000
    Police Protection: $2,465,000
    General - Other: $1,660,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,566,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,116,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,024,000
    Libraries: $946,000
    Parks and Recreation: $590,000
    Financial Administration: $511,000
    General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $420,000
    Housing and Community Development: $282,000
    Central Staff Services: $258,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $112,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $391,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $156,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $144,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $115,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $3,260,000
    Health and Hospitals: $943,000
    Other: $427,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,348,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,724,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $625,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $638,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $149,000
    Rents: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $100,000
    Interest Earnings: $52,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,280,000
    Transit Utilities: $388,000
    Police Protection: $206,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    General - Other: $35,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,659,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,812,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $19,253,000
    Public Welfare: $2,377,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,079,000
    Other: $474,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,650,000
    Other: $3,688,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,584,000
    Other Selective Sales: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $76,000
    Other License: $57,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,871,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $156,000

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
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

Yancey County on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"