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Time Zone: Avery County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Newland is the Seat for Avery County.

Avery County was founded in 1911. Avery was created by taking area from Caldwell, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Avery had a population of 17,932 people. This is an increase of 4.46% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,167 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Avery represented 0.21% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 86th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,797+3.67%-0.75% since 2009
200917,932+4.46%+0.09% since 2008
200817,915+4.36%+0.47% since 2007
200017,167The Last Census

More information can be found on the Avery County Census Page for Avery County.


Below are some of the communities located in Avery County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Avery County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Banner Elk   93581115.29% increase  
Newland   6537047.24% decrease  
Elk Park   4284596.75% decrease  
Beech Mountain   34531011.29% increase  
Crossnore   27524213.64% increase  

Websites for Avery County

Official Website:   www.averyco.com/gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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