NC

National Population : 333,590,059
North Carolina State Population : 10,753,007

About Watauga, NC

Watauga, NC is located in Macon County in the state of North Carolina.

The total City Population for Watauga is about 3,845 with about people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 33,166.

The Average Home Value is $153,200.00, which is roughly 4% lower than the Average Home Value of $159,475.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 19% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $41,766.00, which is roughly 16% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,737.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 27% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Watauga is about .

North Carolina is ranked #52 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 6.19 out of 100.

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Voting

Macon County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 56.17% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 68.51%
Democratic: 30.03%
Libertarian: 0.81%
Other: 0.49%
Green: 0.15%


Nearby Locations

Otto, NC (10.73 mi.)
Cullowhee, NC (12.76 mi.)
Scaly Mountain, NC (13.21 mi.)
Scaly Mtn, NC (13.21 mi.)
Highlands, NC (14.13 mi.)
Bryson City, NC (14.63 mi.)
Tuckasegee, NC (15.18 mi.)
Sylva, NC (15.46 mi.)
Glenville, NC (16.72 mi.)
Topton, NC (18.15 mi.)
Aquone, NC (18.15 mi.)
Whittier, NC (18.46 mi.)
Cashiers, NC (18.90 mi.)
Cherokee, NC (18.99 mi.)
Almond, NC (19.23 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 28734
Latitude : 35.163665
Longitude : -83.433889
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 2065 ft.
Area Code(s) : 828

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.31
Male Population Estimate : 39.61%
Female Population Estimate : 41.92%
Median Age : 46.7
Male Median Age : 44.3
Female Median Age : 48.7

White Population Estimate : 77.07%
Black Population Estimate : 1.44%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 5.70%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.77%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.05%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.73%
Other Population Estimate : 2.39%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Watauga specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Macon County: About 5 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Macon County: About 110 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Macon County is about 13% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 62% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.