Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
132,505
0.588% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
0.471% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18.2%
3.61% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,321
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$230,500
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
54,177
0.0738% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 133k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $51,321. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew from 131,730 to 132,505, a 0.588% increase and its median household income grew from $46,569 to $51,321, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), White (Hispanic) (1.89%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.66%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%).

5.07% of the households in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, 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% of the residents in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Appalachian State University (5,388 degrees awarded in 2022), Lees-McRae College (233 degrees), and Mayland Community College (177 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was $230,500, and the homeownership rate was 72%.

Most people in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 133k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.2% of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.24k people).

In 2022, there were 48.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (120k people) in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k White (Hispanic) and 2.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,482 households), Vietnamese (237 households), and Russian (228 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
65,726
Women
49.8%
66,329
Men
50.2%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 132,055 inhabitants, with 50.2% men, and 49.8% women.

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Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    120k ± 188
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.5k ± 418
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.2k ± 411
4.81%
Hispanic Population
6.38k people

In 2022, there were 48.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (120k people) in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k White (Hispanic) and 2.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.81% of the people in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (6.38k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,535 ± 956 people
  2. Russia
    176 ± 325 people
  3. Vietnam
    173 ± 323 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,535 Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by Russia with 176 and Vietnam with 173.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.24k people
3.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.23k people

As of 2022, 3.2% of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC residents (4.24k 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 Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 3.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,482 households (3.51%)
  2. Vietnamese
    237 households (0.186%)
  3. Russian
    228 households (0.179%)

5.07% of the households in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 3.51% of the households in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,288 ± 374
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    899 ± 210
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    813 ± 216

Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC employs 54.2k people. The largest industries in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are Restaurants & Food Services (5,023 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,972 people), and Construction (3,686 people), and the highest paying industries are Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified ($181,407), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($146,297), and Health & personal care, except drug, stores ($143,301).

Males in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.09 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,994. The income inequality in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
26,341
Women
48%
28,562
Men
52%

The workforce of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC in 2020 was 54,903 people, with 48% woman, and 52% men.

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Occupations

54.2k
2022 Value
−0.0738%
1 Year decline
± −0.0738%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −0.0738%, from 54.2k employees to 54.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, are Retail salespersons (1,750 people), Cashiers (1,553 people), and Postsecondary teachers (1,454 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.2k
2022 Value
−0.0738%
1 Year decline
± −0.0738%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −0.0738%, from 54.2k employees to 54.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,023 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,972 people), and Construction (3,686 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, 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

$37,756
Median earning men ± $1,534
$28,647
Median earning women ± $1,344

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($53,478), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,807), and Information ($48,114).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($44,025), Manufacturing ($42,112), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,571).

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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%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC awarded 5,812 degrees. The student population of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,301 male students and 12,856 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are White (4,757 and 82.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (431 and 7.47%), Black or African American (210 and 3.64%), and Two or More Races (207 and 3.59%).

The largest universities in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Appalachian State University (5,388 and 92.7%), Lees-McRae College (233 and 4.01%), and Mayland Community College (177 and 3.05%).

The most popular majors in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are General Psychology (329 and 5.66%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (298 and 5.13%), and General Business Administration & Management (281 and 4.83%).

The median tuition costs in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC are $26,490 for private four year colleges, and $4,242 and $20,246 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,157 (42% men and 58% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,157 students enrolled in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,931 records, of which 57.6% were women and 42.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 274 degrees awarded
  2. 215 degrees awarded
  3. 323 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 274 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,388 degrees awarded
  2. 233 degrees awarded
  3. 177 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Appalachian State University with 5,388 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,167 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.595 times less than the 3,645 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,757 degrees mean that there were 11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 431 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,490) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,208) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,194) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.868% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.426% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 were Some college (32.4k), High School or Equivalent (29.6k), and Bachelors Degree (17.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was $230,500 in 2022, which is 0.818 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $201,900 to $230,500, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is 72%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC is $51,321. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

Property

$230,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,064
$38,754
Median Property Taxes
±$1,328

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 Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72%
Homeownership
2022
69.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72% of the housing units in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

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Household Income

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$51,321
Median Household Income
± $2,199
53.8k
Number of Households
± 1,723

In 2022, the median household income of the 53.8k households in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC grew to $51,321 from the previous year's value of $46,569.

The following chart displays the households in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.482
2022 Wage GINI in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.18% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.18%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.94%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.18%) and those who worked at home (7.94%).

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, 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 Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC (22.3k out of 123k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, 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

89.4% of the population of Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18% under 18 years, 25.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.6%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
12.8%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
17.6%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC declined by 4.27% from 11.1% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Boone High Country--Watauga, Ashe, Yancey, Avery & Mitchell Counties PUMA, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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