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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An Ashe County, North Carolina, farmer won the honor to supply the White House Christmas tree this year, and at the cutting ceremony last week, North Carolina's Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler proclaimed that his state has surpassed Oregon.
Outside their back window, the sun was still waiting to cross the distant cattle pastures that rise up from the far bank of the New River valley, far below their mountaintop home in Ashe County, North Carolina.