Watauga County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Watauga County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 54,086 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Boone.[2]

Watauga County
The US Post Office in Boone
The US Post Office in Boone
Map of North Carolina highlighting Watauga County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°14′07″N 81°42′36″W / 36.235368°N 81.709888°W / 36.235368; -81.709888
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forWatauga River
Largest communityBoone
 • Total313.32 sq mi (811.5 km2)
 • Land312.44 sq mi (809.2 km2)
 • Water0.88 sq mi (2.3 km2)  0.28%
 • Total54,086
 • Density173.11/sq mi (66.84/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Watauga County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.