Seven Devils, North Carolina

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Seven Devils is a town in Avery and Watauga counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 129 at the 2000 census. The town, which is located in the midst of the Appalachian Mountains, is best-known as the site of a popular wintertime tubing resort known as Hawksnest,[3] which claims it has the largest tubing facility on the East Coast, and some of the town's year round residents earn their living at the resort. Many others are retirees. Developed in the 70's as a vacation home community, Seven Devils is home mostly to seasonal residents.



Seven Devils is located at 36°9′7″N 81°48′26″W / 36.15194°N 81.80722°W / 36.15194; -81.80722 (36.151961, -81.807305).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²) of it is land and 0.49% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 129 people, 62 households, and 40 families residing in the town. The population density was 63.0 people per square mile (24.3/km²). There were 345 housing units at an average density of 168.6/sq mi (65.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.45% White, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 62 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 1.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.46.

In the town the population was spread out with 14.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $62,813. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $38,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,801. There were 21.6% of families and 20.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 26.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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