Transylvania County NC Information


Transylvania County Subdivisions

Transylvania County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,967
Population in Households 33,927
Population in Familes 27,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,040
Population Density1 92
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 15,222
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 9,966
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,121 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,101 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,198 (25.5%)
Median Home Value $184,339
Average Home Value $227,653


Median Household Income $43,567
Average Household Income $58,517
Per Capita Income $26,171
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.81%
Households 0.9% 0.81%
Families 0.74% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Transylvania County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Transylvania County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 70 31st
Population Density1 # 62 39th
Diversity Index2 # 91 10th
Median Household Income # 38 63rd
Per Capita Income # 21 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.