Brevard, NC

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2022 Population
7,777
0.843% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.7
5.3% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.5%
8.16% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$42,843
6.98% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$310,700
20.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,284
0.953% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brevard, NC had a population of 7.78k people with a median age of 49.7 and a median household income of $42,843. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brevard, NC grew from 7,712 to 7,777, a 0.843% increase and its median household income declined from $46,058 to $42,843, a −6.98% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brevard, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.02%), White (Hispanic) (0.836%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.579%).

None of the households in Brevard, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Brevard, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brevard, NC are Brevard College (154 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Brevard, NC was $310,700, and the homeownership rate was 56.2%.

Most people in Brevard, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Brevard, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brevard, NC is home to a population of 7.78k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.39% of Brevard, NC residents were born outside of the country (108 people).

In 2022, there were 6.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.29k people) in Brevard, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Brevard, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brevard, NC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brevard, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.29k ± 222
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1k ± 254
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    313 ± 163
1.71%
Hispanic Population
133 people

In 2022, there were 6.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.29k people) in Brevard, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.71% of the people in Brevard, NC are hispanic (133 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.39%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
108 people
1.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
119 people

As of 2022, 1.39% of Brevard, NC residents (108 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brevard, NC was 1.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    178 ± 116
  2. World War II
    123 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    54 ± 62

Brevard, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brevard, NC employs 3.28k people. The largest industries in Brevard, NC are Retail Trade (549 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (542 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (408 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,902), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,683), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,683).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.28k
2022 Value
± 504
0.953%
1 Year growth
± 21.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brevard, NC grew at a rate of 0.953%, from 3.25k employees to 3.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brevard, NC, are Management Occupations (478 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (448 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (348 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brevard, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.28k
2022 Value
± 504
0.953%
1 Year growth
± 21.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brevard, NC grew at a rate of 0.953%, from 3.25k employees to 3.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brevard, NC, are Retail Trade (549 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (542 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (408 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brevard, NC, though some of these residents may live in Brevard, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,231
Median earning men ± $6,105
$30,946
Median earning women ± $5,361

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($56,896), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,683), and Construction ($53,182).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,875), Information ($53,381), and Manufacturing ($48,859).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Brevard, NC awarded 154 degrees. The student population of Brevard, NC in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 472 male students and 287 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brevard, NC are White (110 and 72.8%), followed by Black or African American (10 and 6.62%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 5.96%), and Two or More Races (9 and 5.96%).

The largest universities in Brevard, NC by number of degrees awarded are Brevard College (154 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brevard, NC are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (33 and 21.4%), General Business Administration & Management (25 and 16.2%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (13 and 8.44%).

The median tuition cost in Brevard, NC for private four year colleges is $28,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Brevard, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 39.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 759 (62.2% men and 37.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 759 students enrolled in Brevard, NC, 62.2% men and 37.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 492 records, of which 43.9% were women and 56.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brevard, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 25 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
154 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brevard College with 154 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 79 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brevard, NC, which is 1.05 times more than the 75 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 110 degrees mean that there were 11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 10 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($28,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,850) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brevard, NC was $310,700 in 2022, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $257,700 to $310,700, a 20.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Brevard, NC is 56.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brevard, NC have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brevard, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$310,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$63,268
$2,034
Median Property Taxes
±$367

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brevard, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brevard, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.2% of the housing units in Brevard, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9604.01
  2. Census Tract 9601

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Household Income

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$42,843
Median Household Income
± $7,889
3.62k
Number of Households
± 521

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.62k households in Brevard, NC declined from $42,843 from the previous year's value of $46,058.

The following chart displays the households in Brevard, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brevard, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.06%)

In 2022, 70.7% of workers in Brevard, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (8.06%).

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brevard, NC have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Brevard, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brevard, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brevard, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brevard, NC (1.07k out of 6.91k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brevard, NC is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Brevard, NC has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 22.6% on Medicare, 21% on non-group plans, and 0.365% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Transylvania County, NC see 1322 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.34% increase from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2464 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 359 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,322 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Transylvania County, NC

Primary care physicians in Transylvania County, NC see an average of 1,322 patients per year. This represents a 4.34% increase from the previous year (1,267 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Transylvania County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.1% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45% were men and 55% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
35.3%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
22.6%
Medicare
21%
Non-Group
0.365%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brevard, NC grew by 1.45% from 10.3% to 10.5%.

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