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Bryson City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bryson City had a population of 1,624 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bryson City is located at latitude 35.4266 and longitude -83.4473 in Swain County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bryson City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Swain County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,732 feet.

The Town of Bryson City (GNIS ID: 2405339) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Bryson City is located within Township of Charleston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Swain County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bryson City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bryson City: Bryson, Charleston.

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Bryson City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,624
Daytime Population: Workers 2,038
Daytime Population: Residents 881
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,919
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.80
Population in Households 1,556
Population in Familes 1,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 744
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $36,356
Average Household Income $48,956
Per Capita Income $21,666


Total Housing Units 937 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 281 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $149,515
Average Home Value $172,805


Total Households 691
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 401
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.83% 1.55%
Households 1.6% 1.49%
Families 2.18% 1.41%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Bryson City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bryson City to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 358 52nd
Population Density # 337 55th
Diversity Index # 543 27th
Median Household Income # 511 31st
Per Capita Income # 419 43rd

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