Watauga county is located in west North Carolina. Watauga county has 312.56 square miles of land area and 0.90 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Watauga county population is 51,079, which has grown 19.64% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 18.46% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. Watauga county median household income is $31,967 in 2006-2010 and has has shrunk by 1.97% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 10.57% and is much lower than the national average rate of 19.17%. Watauga county median house value is $215,800 in 2006-2010 and has shrunk by -54.92% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 42.38% and is higher than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Watauga county is much better than the state average in quality. The Watauga county area codes are 704, 828.
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