Bryson City, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,455 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 
Males: 675  (46.5%)
Females: 780  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

48.5 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28713.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,284 (it was $23,232 in 2000)
Bryson City:

$33,284
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,773 (it was $14,446 in 2000)

Bryson City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,478 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Bryson City:

$120,478
NC:

$171,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $612.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bryson City: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.9%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
  • Races in Bryson City, NC (2010)
    • 1,24087.1%White alone
    • 775.4%Hispanic
    • 674.7%American Indian alone
    • 251.8%Two or more races
    • 80.6%Asian alone
    • 70.5%Black alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Bryson City, North Carolina as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bryson City is 50 to 1.


Crime rates in Bryson City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(69.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(142.3)
1
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(146.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.0)
1
(72.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(69.3)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
32
(2,278)
23
(1,657)
15
(1,085)
31
(2,263)
14
(970.9)
6
(415.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.0)
1
(69.3)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
88
(6,263)
116
(8,357)
100
(7,236)
118
(8,613)
81
(5,617)
83
(5,748)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(355.9)
9
(648.4)
2
(144.7)
7
(510.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(71.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.4)
1
(73.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)848.4946.0539.8959.9583.2313.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Bryson City, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.48
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (38.2%), German (10.5%), Irish (6.9%), English (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1736 feet

Land area: 2.13 square miles.

Population density: 684 people per square mile   (low).

Bryson City, North Carolina map

29 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $570 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $601 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (46.9 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (127.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (498.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cherokee, NC (2.9 miles ),
Dillsboro, NC (3.4 miles ),
Sylva, NC (3.7 miles ),
Webster, NC (3.8 miles ),
Forest Hills, NC (4.1 miles ),
Cullowhee, NC (4.1 miles ),
Franklin, NC (4.2 miles ),
Gatlinburg, TN (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 35.43 N, Longitude: 83.45 W

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Bryson City, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bryson City, NC in 2017
Bryson City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +239 (+20.4%).
Most common industries in Bryson City, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.2%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.1%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Public administration (11.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Bryson City, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Bryson City, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bryson City, North Carolina average temperatures Bryson City, North Carolina average precipitation Bryson City, North Carolina humidity Bryson City, North Carolina wind speed Bryson City, North Carolina snowfall Bryson City, North Carolina sunshine Bryson City, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Bryson City, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 0.382. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.382
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bryson City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.2 miles away from the Bryson City town center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 11 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bryson City-area historical earthquake activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from Bryson City center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 120.6 miles away from Bryson City 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 194.1 miles away from Bryson City 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 139.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 322.4 miles away from Bryson City center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 189.4 miles away from the city 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 Swain County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Bryson City:

  • MEDWEST SWAIN (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 45 PLATEAU STREET)
  • SWAIN COUNTY HOSPITAL (45 PLATEAU ST)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW MANOR NURSING CE (410 BUCKNER BRANCH RD PO BOX 2344)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW MANOR NURSING CENTER (BUCKNER BRANCH RD DRAWER Y)

Airports located in Bryson City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bryson City:

  • Western Carolina University (about 21 miles; Cullowhee, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,684)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 46 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 52 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 52 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 55 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Walters State Community College (about 56 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Piedmont College (about 60 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)

Public high schools in Bryson City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bryson City:

Private elementary/middle school in Bryson City:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 40, Location: 495 ARLINGTON AVE, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Bryson City

Library in Bryson City:

  • FONTANA REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,645,951; Location: 33 FRYEMONT STREET; 181,912 books; 8,916 audio materials; 11,275 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 524 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Shopping Center: Valley Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bryson City include: Hillside Church (A), Saint Joseph Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Jenkins Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hughes Branch (A), Deep Creek (B), Cripple Creek (C), Cochran Branch (D), Bryson Branch (E), Lemmons Branch (F), Toot Hollow Branch (G), Kirkland Creek (H), Jenkins Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Historic Calhoun Country Inn (135 Everett Street), Cold Springs Country Inn (435 Cold Springs Road), Bennetts Court (270 Main Street), Carriage Inn The (5280 Ela Rd), Deep Creek Lodge (1881 West Deep Creek Rd), Anna's Deep Creek Cabins (20 Mitchell Mountain Rd.).

Birthplace of: Heath Shuler - Football player and politician, Marshall Grant - Double-bassist, Jerry Reed (baseball) - Baseball player.

Swain County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

BRYSON CITY, TOWN OF (Population served: 4,300, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2014), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-22-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-22-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2014), St Boil Water Order (JUL-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-18-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-15-2008)
ELA CAMPGROUND (Population served: 368, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ROLLING THUNDER RIVER CO (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-29-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PADDLE INN RAFTING (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-05-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
GREAT SMOKIES BAIT AND TACKLE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KIRKLANDS CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
MIDWAY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCHAQ (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2010)
  • One regular monitoring violation
NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • LOST MINE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HIGHTOWER BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

55.7%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
147 people in nursing homes in 2000
38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Bryson City (2011 data):

  • United Community Bank: Bryson City Branch at 145 Slope Street, branch established on 1996/12/16; Bryson City Branch at 210 North Main Street, branch established on 1965/11/22. 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.
  • Jackson Savings Bank, SSB: Bryson City Branch at 204 Valley Village Shopping Center, branch established on 1987/11/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $35.4 mil, Deposits: $29.2 mil, headquarters in Sylva, NC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Bryson City Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1972/11/07. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Bryson City:

Marital status in Bryson City, NC
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Bryson City:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bryson City, NC (based on Swain County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,50136
Mainline Protestant4684
Catholic1902
Other20-
None8,654-
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: 4
Swain County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Swain County:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Swain County:

16.40 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Swain County:

11.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.1%
North Carolina:

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

13.3%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

63.1%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

64.1%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Bryson City:

27.0
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.0%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bryson City:

7.3
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bryson City:

35.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Bryson City:

66.5%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Bryson City:

82.5%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bryson City, 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 7$29,610$50,7600$0
Other Government Administration 6$7,470$14,9400$0
Sewerage 6$20,017$40,0340$0
Water Supply 6$19,463$38,9261$1,153
Solid Waste Management 4$11,867$35,6010$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,299$37,1962$2,431
Financial Administration 3$8,486$33,9440$0
Police - Other 1$2,694$32,3280$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,066$36,7920$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 37$111,972$36,3153$3,584

Bryson City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($23.37)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($19.24)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $1,122,000 ($771.13)
    Water Utilities: $632,000 ($434.36)
    Sewerage: $604,000 ($415.12)
    Police Protection: $460,000 ($316.15)
    Financial Administration: $204,000 ($140.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($114.78)
    Regular Highways: $86,000 ($59.11)
    General Public Buildings: $60,000 ($41.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000 ($33.68)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($17.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($14.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($8.25)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($8.25)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($5.50)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($2.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($15.81)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $5,000 ($3.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($6.87)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($3.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($1.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $330,000 ($226.80)

Bryson City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $473,000 ($325.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000 ($59.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,766,000 ($1213.75)
    General Local Government Support: $294,000 ($202.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $69,000 ($47.42)
    General Revenue - Other: $40,000 ($27.49)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.37)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($1.37)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,287,000 ($884.54)
    Water Utilities: $602,000 ($413.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $46,000 ($31.62)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($11.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($6.87)
    Other: $5,000 ($3.44)
  • Tax - Property: $452,000 ($310.65)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $246,000 ($169.07)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $171,000 ($117.53)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.69)

Bryson City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,235,000 ($848.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,202,000 ($826.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000 ($22.68)

Bryson City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,975,000 ($1357.39)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $161,000 ($110.65)

5.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Jackson County, NC  2.19% ($27,191 average AGI)


6.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,567 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
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 Jackson County, NC  2.55% ($32,398 average AGI)
Businesses in Bryson City, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Microtel1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
FedEx2Sleep Inn1
Ford1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bryson City:

  • WBHN (1590 AM; 1 kW; BRYSON CITY, NC; Owner: STARCAST SOUTH, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPFJ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: DRAKE ENTERPRISES, LTD.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WRGC (680 AM; 1 kW; SYLVA, NC; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSEV (930 AM; 5 kW; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bryson City:

  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W267AD (101.3 FM; BRYSON CITY, NC; Owner: JOHN REYNOLDS)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bryson City:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W46AX (Channel 46; BRYSON CITY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W69CN (Channel 69; BRYSON CITY, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W56AG (Channel 56; FRANKLIN, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W03AK (Channel 3; ELA, ETC., NC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W05AR (Channel 5; BRYSON CITY, ETC., NC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W11AN (Channel 11; BRYSON CITY, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W08AN (Channel 8; BRYSON CITY, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66BU (Channel 66; SYLVA, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W05AF (Channel 5; CHEROKEE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W10AL (Channel 10; CHEROKEE, ETC., NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W08AT (Channel 8; CHEROKEE, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • Bryson City, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count12218
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18243
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3392
  • Fatalities13525
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents32032
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1193
See more detailed statistics of Bryson City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 47Number of bridges
  • 495ft / 151mTotal length
  • $140,000Total costs
  • 139,416Total average daily traffic
  • 15,314Total average daily truck traffic
  • 165,199Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bryson City, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 291970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bryson City, NC

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 34. The highest number of reported fires - 65 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bryson City, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.4%), and Outside Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bryson City, NC
    • 32355.4%Structure Fires
    • 19633.6%Outside Fires
    • 457.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 193.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bryson City, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bryson City, North Carolina:

  • Lloyd's On The River, 5370 Ela Rd, Bryson City, North Carolina 28713 , Phone: (828) 488-3767
  • Nantahala Village Mountain Resort, 9400 Hwy 19 West, Bryson City, North Carolina 28702 , Phone: (828) 488-2826, Fax: (828) 488-9634
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bryson City, North Carolina
Most common first names in Bryson City, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William10672.5 years
James10073.0 years
John8276.9 years
Mary7080.4 years
Robert4074.5 years
George3775.3 years
Charles3070.4 years
Frank2878.1 years
Fred2775.8 years
Roy2371.8 years
Most common last names in Bryson City, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jenkins6775.0 years
Wiggins5475.8 years
Dehart4878.7 years
Crisp4875.2 years
Smith4275.0 years
Cochran3678.1 years
Kirkland3267.5 years
Shuler2879.9 years
Davis2672.8 years
Johnson2476.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bryson City, NC
  • 63.1%Electricity
  • 19.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bryson City, NC
  • 92.0%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Wood


Bryson City compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Bryson City on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #52 (28713) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.