Yancey County is located in western North Carolina. The County Seat is Burnsville and the largest city is Burnsville . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.yanceycountync.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,614 and the 2010 census population was 17,818. The land area is 312.60 square miles and there are 57 persons per square mile.
96.6% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 4.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $135,100, there are 7,278 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,257, the median household income is $38,579, and 20.1% of the persons in Yancey County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,686. Retail sales (in $1000) were $149,078, and sales per capita were $8,103. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.2%.
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