Avery County Population: (year round) approximately 18,000
The summer residents return around mid May and stay until the last leaf falls mid to late October.
During this time, the population can swell to over 75,000 people enjoying the cool summer temperatures and relaxed lifestyle which makes this a premier destination for visitors and residents.
United States Census: County Quick Facts
North Carolina Department of Commerce: Avery County Profile
North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc : Rural Data Bank
North Carolina State Demographics: Population Estimates & Projections