Bryson City, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Bryson City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bryson City had a population of 1,562 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bryson City: Bryson, Charleston.

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Bryson City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,562
Population in Households 1,493
Population in Familes 1,145
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 715
Diversity Index3 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,453
Average Household Income $47,255
Per Capita Income $21,178

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $145,614
Average Home Value $173,698
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 672
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 390
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.13% 0.86%
Households 1.06% 0.82%
Families 1.57% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2018 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 # 363 51st
Population Density # 351 53rd
Diversity Index # 520 30th
Median Household Income # 548 26th
Per Capita Income # 489 34th

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