Avery County

Avery County, North Carolina

PO Box 115
Newland, NC 28657
Phone: (828) 733-2900
Fax: (828) 733-8410

On the northwestern border of NC, northeast of Asheville; organized Feb 23, 1911 from Mitchell, Caldwell, and Watauga counties. Name Origin: For Col. Waightstill Avery (1745-1821), Revolutionary War officer, NC legislator, and attorney general (1777-79)

Area (sq mi):: 247.21 (land 247.00; water 0.20) Population per square mile: 71.40
Population 2005: 17,641 State rank: 86 Population change: 2000-20005 2.80%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 17,167 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 3.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 38.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,176; median household $30,627; Population below poverty level: 15.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,164-$23,431
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 22.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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one of the world's leading providers of wireless transmission solutions, today announced the completion of a wireless emergency communications system for Avery County 911 Communications, Newland, NC.
First Citizens Bank has agreed to acquire Avery County Bank in Newland.
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