Ashe County is located in northwest North Carolina. The County Seat is Jefferson and the largest city is Jefferson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ashecountygov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 27,126 and the 2010 census population was 27,281. The land area is 426.14 square miles and there are 64 persons per square mile.
97.2% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 81.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $150,900, there are 11,839 households, an average of 2.26 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,838, the median household income is $35,951, and 21.1% of the persons in Ashe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,367. Retail sales (in $1000) were $292,410, and sales per capita were $11,474.
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