Seven Devils, situated in Avery County and Watauga County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.
September 15, 2017
The town was founded as a resort in the 1960s. It was incorporated in 1979. The town is named after a local Native American legend.
The median resident age in Seven Devils is 62 years. The median estimated household income is about $81,000 making it about $33,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $49,000. The average price for a home in Seven Devils is about $297,000 (2015) which is $137,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Seven Devils is 95% White, 3% Black, and 2% Other. 99% of the population are high school graduates, with 62% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 69% are married, 12% are divorced, 1% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 10% that have never been married.
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Seven Devils mostly 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 Seven Devils, NC is about 200. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.
The elevation of Seven Devils, NC is 3,944 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Seven Devils, NC is 28604.
The area code for Seven Devils, NC is 828.
Historically speaking Seven Devils and Avery County and Watauga 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 Seven Devils is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Technical services and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.