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Bryson City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bryson City had a population of 1,528 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Bryson City is located at latitude 35.4309 and longitude -83.4474 in Swain County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bryson City 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bryson City: Bryson, Charleston.

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Bryson City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bryson City, NC Housing Affordability Index is 154
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bryson City, NC Wealth Index is 46
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,528 (100%)
Population in Households 1,459 (95.5%)
Population in Families 1,112 (72.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 69 ( 4.5%)
Population Density 700
Diversity Index2 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,743
Average Household Income $52,721
Per Capita Income $22,991
Wealth Index4 46

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 363 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 296 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Housing Affordability Index3 154
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 659
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 383
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.76% 0.62%
Households 0.73% 0.63%
Families 1.2% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 2019 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 # 368 50th
Population Density # 361 51st
Diversity Index # 509 31st
Median Household Income # 575 22nd
Per Capita Income # 419 43rd

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