Alleghany County is located in northwest North Carolina. The County Seat is Sparta and the largest city is Sparta. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.alleghanycounty-nc.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 10,879 and the 2010 census population was 11,155. The land area is 235.06 square miles and there are 47.5 persons per square mile.
95.7% of the population is White, 1.7% is Black or African American, 9.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 79.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $156,100, there are 4,793 households, an average of 2.26 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,510, the median household income is $35,170, and 19.8% of the persons in Alleghany County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,214. Retail sales (in $1000) were $73,665, and sales per capita were $6,719. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.1%.
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