From a total population of 17,739, Avery County has a median age of 43.1. The average age of males, in Avery County, is 41.6 while the average age of females is 45.7. When you compare this to median age of North Carolina, Avery County is 5.3 years older.
The median income of individuals, in Avery County, is $21,541 while the average household income is $38,138. When comparing the median income of people living in Avery County to the rest of North Carolina, the average income in Avery County is $4,067 less.