North Carolina Watauga County Public Schools

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Overview for Watauga County, NC
Part of: Boone NC, Micropolitan Area
Map of Watauga County, NCWatauga County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 312.5 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 135.9 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 82.4%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 1.6% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.26 persons compared to an average family size of 2.80 persons.

In 2005 accommodation and food services was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $11,568. Per capita income grew by 22.2% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 42,472 Covered Employment 21,412
Growth (%) since 1990 14.9% Average wage per job $26,903
Households (2000) 16,540 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 4.1%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 24,389 Average wage per job $28,610
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.5 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $26,033 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $33,090 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 14.7 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 81.6 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 33.2 Average wage per job $39,086

1. BETHEL ELEMENTARY
Address: 138 Bethel School Rd, Sugar Grove, NC 28679
Phone: (828) 297-2240
County: Watauga County
Enrollment: 133
Grades: PK-8

2. BLOWING ROCK ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 228, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: (828) 295-3204
County: Watauga County
Enrollment: 338
Grades: PK-8

3. COVE CREEK ELEMENTARY
Address: 930 Vanderpool Rd, Vilas, NC 28692
Phone: (828) 297-2781
County: Watauga County
Enrollment: 282
Grades: PK-8

4. GREEN VALLEY ELEMENTARY
Address: 189 Big Hill Road, Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 264-3606
County: Watauga County
Enrollment: 387
Grades: PK-8

5. HARDIN PARK ELEMENTARY
Address: 361 Jefferson Road, Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 264-8481
County: Watauga County
Enrollment: 769
Grades: PK-8

6. MABEL ELEMENTARY
Address: 404 Mabel School Road, Zionville, NC 28698
Phone: (828) 297-2512
County: Watauga County
Enrollment: 188
Grades: PK-8

7. PARKWAY ELEMENTARY
Address: 160 Parkway School Dr, Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 264-3032
County: Watauga County
Enrollment: 544
Grades: PK-8

8. VALLE CRUCIS ELEMENTARY
Address: 2998 Broadstone Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679
Phone: (828) 963-4712
County: Watauga County
Enrollment: 385
Grades: PK-8

9. WATAUGA HIGH
Address: 400 High School Dr, Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 264-2407
County: Watauga County
Enrollment: 1,458
Grades: 9-12