Brevard, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 7,890 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.2%
 
Males: 3,683  (46.7%)
Females: 4,207  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

48.9 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28712, 28768.

Brevard Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,176 (it was $33,497 in 2000)
Brevard:

$42,176
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,430 (it was $18,256 in 2000)

Brevard city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $221,497 (it was $108,000 in 2000)
Brevard:

$221,497
NC:

$171,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $636.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brevard: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.6%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Brevard, NC (2017)
    • 6,38380.5%White alone
    • 80110.1%Black alone
    • 2863.6%Other race alone
    • 2292.9%Two or more races
    • 1451.8%Asian alone
    • 560.7%Hispanic
    • 70.09%American Indian alone

Races in Brevard detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Brevard, North Carolina as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brevard is 358 to 1.


Crime rates in Brevard by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(14.8)
3
(44.3)
4
(60.3)
2
(30.0)
3
(44.7)
4
(59.5)
4
(51.9)
2
(26.2)
1
(13.3)
1
(13.1)
2
(26.0)
4
(51.6)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(29.6)
3
(44.3)
3
(45.2)
6
(89.9)
1
(14.9)
3
(44.6)
4
(51.9)
7
(91.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.2)
2
(26.0)
4
(51.6)
2
(25.5)
2
(25.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(207.1)
27
(398.5)
25
(376.8)
17
(254.7)
20
(298.2)
14
(208.3)
22
(285.5)
11
(144.2)
9
(119.4)
8
(104.8)
6
(78.0)
8
(103.3)
9
(114.7)
12
(151.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
65
(961.4)
58
(856.0)
65
(979.8)
75
(1,124)
65
(969.0)
52
(773.6)
71
(921.5)
33
(432.7)
63
(836.0)
41
(536.9)
34
(441.8)
33
(426.0)
23
(293.1)
23
(290.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
165
(2,440)
177
(2,612)
211
(3,181)
209
(3,132)
136
(2,027)
149
(2,217)
147
(1,908)
221
(2,898)
210
(2,787)
179
(2,344)
125
(1,624)
168
(2,169)
142
(1,810)
122
(1,540)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(133.1)
7
(103.3)
9
(135.7)
5
(74.9)
7
(104.4)
6
(89.3)
3
(38.9)
5
(65.6)
10
(132.7)
7
(91.7)
7
(91.0)
5
(64.5)
9
(114.7)
6
(75.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(44.4)
2
(29.5)
1
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.8)
1
(14.9)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
2
(26.2)
2
(26.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)237.7301.1374.0311.8287.0252.6258.1228.8215.1178.0147.4199.2199.0166.3

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City-data.com crime index in Brevard, NC

Crime rate in Brevard detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 31 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (40.1%), German (7.4%), English (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Irish (2.6%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2230 feet

Land area: 4.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,642 people per square mile   (low).

Brevard, North Carolina map

498 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 1.1% North America).

This city:

6.3%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,529 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,785 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (25.3 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (107.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (529.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Rosman, NC (2.9 miles ),
Etowah, NC (3.0 miles ),
Horse Shoe, NC (3.5 miles ),
Mills River, NC (3.7 miles ),
Laurel Park, NC (3.7 miles ),
Valley Hill, NC (3.8 miles ),
Mountain Home, NC (3.9 miles ),
Flat Rock, NC (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.24 N, Longitude: 82.73 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of the white squirrels

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,837 (+48.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,767 (57.0%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Brevard, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Brevard, NC in 2017
Brevard satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 1998: 94 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $254,800
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $234,400
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Brevard, NC residents
Average permit cost in Brevard, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Brevard, NC
Historical housing units in Brevard, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +565 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in Brevard, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Paper (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Paper (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Paper (3.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Brevard, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Carpenters (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)

Average climate in Brevard, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Brevard, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 38.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.0
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Brevard-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.5 miles away from the Brevard city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brevard-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from Brevard center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from Brevard center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 215.7 miles away from Brevard center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 139.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from Brevard center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Transylvania County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brevard topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Brevard:

  • FOREST BEND GROUP HOME (1 SOUTH OAK STREET)
  • HOME CARE TRANSYLVANIA COMM HOSPITAL (1234 ASHEVILLE HIGHWAY)
  • TRANSYLVANIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC (HOSPITAL DR BOX 1116)
  • TRANSYLVANIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 90 HOSPITAL DRIVE PO BOX 1116)
  • HOME CARE TCH (1266 ASHEVILLE HWY SUITE 5)
  • BRIAN CTR HLTH AND REHAB BREVARD (115 N COUNTRY CLUB RD)
  • THE OAKS OF BREVARD (300 MORRIS ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Brevard:

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College/University in Brevard:

  • Brevard College (Full-time enrollment: 626; Location: One Brevard College Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.brevard.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brevard:

  • Western Carolina University (about 23 miles; Cullowhee, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,684)
  • North Greenville University (about 24 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 25 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • Furman University (about 28 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 28 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Bob Jones University (about 33 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 36 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)

Public high schools in Brevard:

Private high school in Brevard:

  • WELLSPRING ACADEMY OF THE CAROLINAS (Students: 32, Location: 1 LAMBS CREEK RD, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Brevard:

Private elementary/middle schools in Brevard:

  • MOUNTAIN SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 48, Location: 71 KEYSTONE CAMP RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 36, Location: 135 BERT LANE RD, Grades: UG-8)
See full list of schools located in Brevard

Library in Brevard:

  • TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,112,396; Location: 212 SOUTH GASTON STREET; 95,607 books; 121 e-books; 6,059 audio materials; 3,034 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 210 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brevard: Camp Harry H Straus (A), Camp Carolina (B), Chestnut Square (C), Red House Inn (D), The Inn at Brevard (E), Linden Tree Manor (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: College Shopping Center (1), Brevard Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brevard include: Oak Grove Church (A), Temple Church (B), Saint Timothy Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Gillespie Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Wilson Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Straus Lake (A), Carolina Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Norton Creek (A), Allison Creek (B), Long Branch (C), Turkey Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Blue Ridge Corn Maze (Tours & Charters; 570 Everett Road).

Hotels: Ash Grove Resort Cabins & Camping (749 East Fork Road), Double D'S Catfishing & RV Resort (Highway 64 West), Holiday Inn Express (1570 Asheville Highway).

Courts: Transylvania County - Civil District Court- Elections Board- Clerk Of Superior Court- Small Cl (Ross Road), Transylvania County - Criminal District Court- Elections Board- Clerk Of Superior C (Ross Road), Transylvania County - Elections Board- Clerk Of Superior Court- Cas (Ross Road), Transylvania County - Estates- Elections Board- Clerk Of Superior Court- Special Proceed (Ross Road), Transylvania County - Elections Board- Clerk Of Superior Court- Bookkee (Ross Road), Transylvania County - Elections Board- Clerk Of Superior Court- Civil Superior C (Ross Road), Transylvania County - Small Claims- Adoptions- Clerk Of Superior Court- Special Proceed (12 East Main), North Carolina State - Clerk Of Superior Court (12 East Main Street).

Birthplace of: Charles H. Taylor - Politician, Boyce McDaniel - Nuclear physicist, Lauren Myracle - Writer, Moms Mabley - Actor, Cliff Melton - Baseball player.

Transylvania County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brevard and their reported violations in the past:

PISGAH GIRL SCOUT CAMP (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KEYSTONE CAMP INC (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HARMONY KORNER (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RED LION INN (Address: C/O LOOKING GLASS REALTY , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
MT MORIAH CALVERT BAPTIST CH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-12-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-18-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MIDDLE FORK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brevard that have no violations reported:

  • BREVARD, CITY OF (Population served: 8,700, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • YOUNG LIFE CAROLINA POINT (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKBROOK CAMP (Population served: 190, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TURKEY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FULL GOSPEL CHURCH (Address: 104 ROBIN HILL DR , Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.8%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Brevard in 2010:

  • 436 people in college/university student housing
  • 256 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 60 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 56 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Brevard in 2000:

  • 375 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 254 people in nursing homes
  • 155 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in other group homes

Banks with most branches in Brevard (2011 data):

  • United Community Bank: Downtown Brevard Branch at 160 West Main Street, branch established on 1999/07/12; Brevard Branch at 1225 Asheville Hwy, branch established on 1997/09/15. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Brevard Federal Branch at 132 South Caldwell Street, branch established on 1938/05/23. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Asheville Savings Bank, S.S.B.: Market Street Branch at 2 Market Street, branch established on 2001/02/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $785.8 mil, Deposits: $625.3 mil, headquarters in Asheville, NC, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Asb Bancorp, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Brevard Branch at 709 North Broad Street, branch established on 1986/03/10. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brevard at 114 Asheville Highway, branch established on 1972/04/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Brevard Branch at 122 South Broad Street, branch established on 1964/10/16. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of North Carolina: Brevard Branch at 210 South Broad Street, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $2,453.6 mil, Deposits: $2,119.0 mil, headquarters in Thomasville, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: Bnc Bancorp
  • TD Bank, National Association: Brevard Branch at 281 Asheville Highway, branch established on 2005/10/17. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Mountain 1st Bank & Trust Company: Brevard Branch at 19 Chestnut St, branch established on 2006/01/03. Info updated 2010/07/12: Bank assets: $700.0 mil, Deposits: $672.7 mil, headquarters in Hendersonville, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Financial Services Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Brevard:

Marital status in Brevard, NC
  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Brevard:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Brevard
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Brevard, NC (based on Transylvania County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,09549
Mainline Protestant2,5249
Catholic1,4812
Other4375
None15,605-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Transylvania County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Transylvania County:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Transylvania County:

15.3%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Brevard:

49.9%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.7%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Brevard:

28.7
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Brevard:

22.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Brevard:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Brevard:

53.5%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brevard, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 23$94,590$49,3513$3,914
Sewerage 14$48,243$41,3510$0
Streets and Highways 12$39,501$39,5011$500
Other Government Administration 10$26,770$32,1240$0
Water Supply 9$31,146$41,5280$0
Solid Waste Management 7$17,646$30,2500$0
Police - Other 6$18,350$36,7000$0
Other and Unallocable 5$86,005$206,4123$6,757
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$16,822$50,4660$0
Parks and Recreation 4$12,949$38,8473$4,727
Financial Administration 4$16,583$49,7491$0
Firefighters 0$0 9$10,536
Totals for Government 98$408,605$50,03320$26,434

Brevard government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,540,000 ($321.93)
    Sewerage: $2,492,000 ($315.84)
    Liquor Stores: $2,230,000 ($282.64)
    Water Utilities: $1,661,000 ($210.52)
    Regular Highways: $1,207,000 ($152.98)
    Central Staff Services: $987,000 ($125.10)
    General - Other: $755,000 ($95.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $720,000 ($91.25)
    General Public Buildings: $642,000 ($81.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $450,000 ($57.03)
    Financial Administration: $391,000 ($49.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000 ($15.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $82,000 ($10.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $65,000 ($8.24)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($1.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($10.65)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $10,000 ($1.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,216,000 ($154.12)
    Police Protection: $77,000 ($9.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $545,000 ($69.07)

Brevard government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,135,000 ($270.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $837,000 ($106.08)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $337,000 ($42.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($1.65)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $27,000 ($3.42)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($1.52)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $2,480,000 ($314.32)
    Water Utilities: $2,433,000 ($308.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $976,000 ($123.70)
    Other: $383,000 ($48.54)
    Highways: $226,000 ($28.64)
  • Tax - Property: $5,056,000 ($640.81)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,072,000 ($135.87)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $219,000 ($27.76)
    Other License: $36,000 ($4.56)

Brevard government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,111,000 ($774.52)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,321,000 ($547.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,113,000 ($267.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $323,000 ($40.94)

Brevard government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,705,000 ($342.84)

7.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($72,768 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Henderson County, NC  1.12% ($38,622 average AGI)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.66% ($45,825)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.17% ($34,700)


6.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Henderson County, NC  1.24% ($49,136 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.70% ($44,398)
Businesses in Brevard, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rodeway Inn1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
Goodwill1UPS6
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Wendy's1
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Brevard:

  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WSQL (1240 AM; 1 kW; BREVARD, NC; Owner: A & L BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brevard:

  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Brevard:

  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W68DM (Channel 68; BREVARD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W02AG (Channel 2; BREVARD, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
Brevard fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Brevard fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 420ft / 128mTotal length
  • 161,035Total average daily traffic
  • 16,556Total average daily truck traffic
  • 321,601Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Brevard, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 91950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Brevard, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brevard)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brevard, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brevard)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Brevard)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 110. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 162 took place in 2012, and the least - 43 in 2017. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Brevard, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (71.1%), and Outside Fires (18.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Brevard, NC
    • 1,17971.1%Structure Fires
    • 30718.5%Outside Fires
    • 1328.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 412.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brevard, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Brevard, North Carolina:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 2228 Asheville Hwy, Brevard, North Carolina 28712 , Phone: (828) 862-8900, Fax: (828) 862-8909
  • Rodeway Inn, 210 Asheville Hwy, Brevard, North Carolina 28712 , Phone: (828) 862-4200, Fax: (828) 862-4240
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 185 Old Hendersonville Hwy, Brevard, North Carolina 28712 , Phone: (800) 439-4745
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brevard, North Carolina
Most common first names in Brevard, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16376.5 years
James14371.8 years
Mary14380.1 years
John13274.6 years
Robert11573.2 years
George7976.1 years
Charles7575.9 years
Thomas6172.9 years
Ruth5982.7 years
Margaret5083.5 years
Most common last names in Brevard, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9378.0 years
Mccall7473.9 years
Owen6876.0 years
Galloway6475.4 years
Whitmire5577.6 years
Tinsley3679.4 years
Wilson3480.2 years
Brown3380.8 years
Gillespie3279.3 years
Barton3271.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brevard, NC
  • 54.6%Utility gas
  • 32.2%Electricity
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brevard, NC
  • 56.7%Electricity
  • 32.7%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood


Brevard compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Brevard on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
There are 29 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
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