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Watauga County, NC
The county was named for the Watauga River, named for an Indian term meaning "beautiful water"

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The county is in the Boone metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 42,457. This was a decrease of  -.56% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$32,611
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Watauga County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Watauga County was $24,265. This was an increase of 27.6% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 79% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Boone

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16% of Watauga County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watauga County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Watauga County include Adams Cemetery, Antioch Cemetery, Baird Cemetery, Baldwin Cemetery, Barnes Cemetery, Beaverdam Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Byrd Cemetery, Byrd Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Watauga County include Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, Seven Devils, Sugar Grove, Valle Crucis ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Watauga County include Appalachian State University ... View colleges

School districts in Watauga County include Watauga County Schools ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Watauga County include Watauga County Publib Library, Western Watauga Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Watauga County include Mountain Times, Watauga Democrat ... View newspapers

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Politics

Watauga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watauga County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Watauga County include Best Western, Hampton Inn Boone, Holiday Inn Express Boone, Quality Inn, Red Carpet Inn Boone, Scottish Inns

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