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 2010-2014, the total Watauga county population is 51,903, which has grown 21.57% since 2000. The population growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Watauga county median household income is $35,491 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 8.83% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Watauga county median house value is $225,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 61.95% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. 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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