Ashe County

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Ashe County, North Carolina

150 Government Cir Suite 3100
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 246-5641
Fax: (336) 246-4276
www.ashechamber.com

In the northwest corner of NC; organized Nov 18, 1799 from Wilkes County. Name Origin: For Samuel Ashe (1725-1813), NC legislator, chief justice of NC (1777-95), and governor (1795-98)

Area (sq mi):: 426.78 (land 426.13; water 0.65) Population per square mile: 59.50
Population 2005: 25,347 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 3.90%; 1990-2000 9.80% Population 2000: 24,384 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,429; median household $28,824; Population below poverty level: 13.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,200-$23,702
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.80% Median travel time to work: 26.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bankruptcy Auction concerning Michelle Shepherd of Ashe County, NC will be held at 209 Kemp Drive in West Jefferson, NC on Wednesday, August 19th at 11 a.
22 /PRNewswire/ -- Christmas Mountain Development Company announces the start of a new log home community in Ashe County, NC.