Newland, NC

Newland, situated in Avery County, is a small town made up of .7 square miles.

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The town was incorporated in 1911 and was named the county seat of Avery County.  


The median resident age in Newland is 32 years. The median estimated household income is about $29,000 making it about $19,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Newland is about $150,000 (2015) which is $10,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Newland is 69% White, 24% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, and 2% other. 76% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 41% are married, 12% are divorced, 2% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 36% that have never been married. 

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Avery County

Newland belongs to Avery County in the western part of North Carolina. The county was named after Waightstill Avery; he was American Revolutionary War colonel and the first Attorney General of North Carolina. Avery County has a population of 18,000 and the city Newland, with a population of 700, is the county seat.

Avery County, the newest county of North Carolina, was formed from parts of Mitchell, Watauga, and Caldwell Counties in 1911.

Avery County borders Watauga, Mitchell, McDowell, Burke, Caldwell, Carter (Tennessee), and Johnson (Tennessee) Counties.

Avery County is made up of 247 square miles; nearly all 247 square miles are land.


The population of Newland, NC is about 690. The population has seen a decrease since 2000.


The elevation of Newland, NC is 3,606 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Newland, NC is 28657.

Area Code

The area code for Newland, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Newland and Avery County have voted mostly Republican, with 75% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Newland is about 5% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, food services, and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Avery Journal and Avery Post are the primary newspapers that cover the Avery County area.


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