Yancey County

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Yancey County, North Carolina

110 Town Square Rm 11
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone: (828) 682-3971
Fax: (828) 682-4301
www.main.nc.us/yancey/

On the northwestern border of NC, northeast of Asheville; organized 1833 from Buncombe and Burke counties. Name Origin: For Bartlett Yancey (1785-1828), U.S. representative from NC (1813-17) and presiding officer of the state senate (1817-27)

Area (sq mi):: 313.11 (land 312.45; water 0.65) Population per square mile: 58.30
Population 2005: 18,201 State rank: 85 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 15.30% Population 2000: 17,774 (White 95.80%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 41.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,335; median household $29,674; Population below poverty level: 15.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,998-$19,730
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -5.90% Median travel time to work: 27.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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