Watauga County

Watauga County, North Carolina

842 W King St Courthouse
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 265-8000
Fax: (828) 264-3230

On the northeastern border of NC, northeast of Asheville; organized Jan 27, 1849 from Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes, and Yancey counties. Name Origin: For the Watauga River, which runs through the county; from the Indian word probably meaning 'beautiful water.'

Area (sq mi):: 312.73 (land 312.51; water 0.22) Population per square mile: 135.90
Population 2005: 42,472 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 42,695 (White 95.40%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 29.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,258; median household $32,611; Population below poverty level: 17.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,467-$24,472
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Boone County seat (13,286)

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    The North Carolina Geological Survey has identified more than 2,000 historic landslides and 1,600 debris flow tracks in Watauga County alone.
    Officially formed in 1849, the area of Old Watauga County has been at various times part of the Watauga Association, the State of Franklin, the State of Tennessee, the Confederate States of America, and (currently) the State of North Carolina.
    In Watauga County, to the south, an Episcopal church founded the advocacy group High Country Amigos, which later opened a second branch in Ashe County and serves as a clearinghouse for translation and other immigrant services.
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    A graduate of Meredith College with a degree in Business Administration, Perri manages accounts such as Red Hat and Lonerider Brewing Company, along with tourism clients Chapel Hill/Orange County and Watauga County Tourism Development Authority.
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