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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Avery County is located in North Carolina with a population of 17,535. Living in Avery County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Avery County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Avery County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$723
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    257.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    771.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Avery County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,109
National
$55,322

Avery County Reviews

1 review
It is a very small town and does not have much. At this time, many places are shutting down, like our local pool and also the Lowes Foods. There are not many jobs here, but it is a close knit town that tries to help you if you are in need.
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