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Transylvania County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 33,746 (40% urban, 60% rural); it was 29,334 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,696
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,177
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,784
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,521 (it was 2,536 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%

Land area: 378 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 89 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Transylvania County: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Transylvania County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Some other race alone (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  50.9 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 16,234  (48.1%)
Females: 17,512  (51.9%)
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Transylvania County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Transylvania County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,036 ($38,587 in 1999)

This county:

$46,036
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $521 (lower quartile is $406, upper quartile is $751)
This county:

$521
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $213,830 (it was $106,900 in 2000)
Transylvania:

$213,830
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $135,858 - $325,798
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,139
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $337

Institutionalized population: 330

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 108
  • Thefts: 141
  • Auto thefts: 23

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 44
  • Burglaries: 140
  • Thefts: 178
  • Auto thefts: 22
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 238 buildings, average cost: $234,700
  • 2001: 255 buildings, average cost: $249,700
  • 2002: 256 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2003: 246 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2004: 241 buildings, average cost: $287,600
  • 2005: 289 buildings, average cost: $281,500
  • 2006: 233 buildings, average cost: $311,000
  • 2007: 236 buildings, average cost: $324,100
  • 2008: 152 buildings, average cost: $319,500
  • 2009: 76 buildings, average cost: $257,100
  • 2010: 98 buildings, average cost: $302,000
  • 2011: 62 buildings, average cost: $461,600
  • 2012: 73 buildings, average cost: $326,300
  • 2013: 59 buildings, average cost: $403,300
  • 2014: 65 buildings, average cost: $419,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,147 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,076 (0.5%)

Transylvania County household income distribution in 2009 Transylvania County home values distribution Transylvania County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.1%
Transylvania County:

13.1%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.5% for Black residents, 47.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.8% for other race residents, 45.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 50.9 years old
(Males: 49.9 years old, Females: 53.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53.8 years old, Black residents: 29.4 years old, American Indian residents: 50.5 years old, Asian residents: 34.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.8 years old, Other race residents: 25.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Transylvania County is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $507 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brevard, Rosman.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Transylvania County: Camp Rotary (A), West Palm Acres (B), North Gastonia (C), Mountain View Golf Course (D), Gaston Landfill (E), Green Meadows Country Club (F), Gallagher Trails Golf and Swim Club (G), Long Creek Sewage Disposal (H), Duke Power Village (I), Belmont Drive-In (J), Half Halt Farms (K), Sunbeam Farm (L), Stagecoach House (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Forest Brook Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Transylvania County include: Henry Church (A), Hephzibah Church (B), Hickory Grove Church (C), Hill Top Open Door Mission (D), Holland Memorial Church (E), Landers Chapel (F), Anthony Grove Church (G), Antioch Church (H), Trinity Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillcrest Cemetery (1), Mauney Cemetery (2), Morningside Cemetery (3), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (4), Smith Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Evans Lake (A), Lagoon A (B), Rowland Lake Number One (C), R E Rankin Lake (D), Martin Marietta Holding Lake (E), Lagoon D (F), Dobbs Lake Number One (G), Storage Area Number Two (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coley Creek (A), Burton Branch (B), Beaverdam Creek (C), Abernethy Creek (D), Stanley Creek (E), South Fork Catawba River (F), South Crowders Creek (G), Sailors Branch (H), Rattle Shoal Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Transylvania County include: Gaston Park (1), Crowders Mountain State Park (2), Tryon County Courthouse Historical Site (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Armstrong County, Texas , Chester County, Tennessee , Harnett County , Moore County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,462
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,374 (39.6% naturalized citizens)

Transylvania County:

4.1%
Whole state:

7.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 177
  • 2000 to 2009: 429
  • 1990 to 1999: 259
  • 1980 to 1989: 34
  • 1970 to 1979: 66
  • Before 1970: 293
Note: State values scaled to Transylvania County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.4%

Transylvania County marital status for males Transylvania County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,188
  • One, attached: 262
  • Two: 381
  • 3 or 4: 662
  • 5 to 9: 519
  • 10 to 19: 73
  • 20 to 49: 74
  • 50 or more: 70
  • Mobile homes: 2,411
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Housing units in Transylvania County with a mortgage: 4,900 (71 second mortgage, 533 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,823

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Transylvania County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,09549
Mainline Protestant2,5249
Catholic1,4812
Other4375
None15,605-
Transylvania County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Transylvania County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This 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:
Transylvania County:

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Transylvania County:

24.2%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Transylvania County:

Average size of farms: 71 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,909
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1986.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.17%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,359
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.17%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,538
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.48%
Corn for grain: 76 harvested acres
Vegetables: 94 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Transylvania County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 3768912.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/2/1974, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Transylvania County-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 93.2 miles away from Transylvania County 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 the county 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 218.0 miles away from the county 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 170.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 218.5 miles away from Transylvania County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 142.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1200: January 15, 1998, FEMA Id: 1200, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 06, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1073: October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: 1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (44%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • Cambodia (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • England (3%)
  • Peru (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Transylvania County (%):

  • American (54%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Transylvania County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,611 (79.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,004 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 67 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 69 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 54 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 243 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,083 (9.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Transylvania County, North Carolina in 2000:

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

People in group quarters in Transylvania County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 453 people in college/university student housing
  • 266 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 199 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 60 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 56 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 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
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,548.

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.57% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($14,311 average AGI)
3.02% relocated from other states ($25,452 average AGI)
Transylvania County:

3.02%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, NC  0.91% ($30,000 average AGI)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.55% ($27,459)
from Jackson County, NC  0.19% ($25,762)
from Greenville County, SC  0.18% ($29,100)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.15% ($27,824)
from Charleston County, SC  0.10% ($58,818)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.06% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($15,094 average AGI)
3.13% relocated to other states ($18,355 average AGI)
Transylvania County:

3.13%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henderson County, NC  0.99% ($31,369 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.87% ($32,763)
to Greenville County, SC  0.22% ($37,280)
to Haywood County, NC  0.12% ($17,615)
to Jackson County, NC  0.12% ($21,769)
to Chatham County, GA  0.10% ($17,182)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.09% ($25,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Transylvania County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Transylvania County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Transylvania County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Transylvania County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Transylvania County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,020 (6,990 aged, 1,030 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 540 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Transylvania County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (370)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (362)
  • Unspecified dementia (296)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (267)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (230)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (219)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (172)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (164)
  • Congestive heart failure (135)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (98)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.39
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,669
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 183
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,928

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 894
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,286
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 160.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 111.9
  • Other - 48.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,746
  • In family households: 26,946 (4,825 male householders, 4,635 female householders)
    7,780 spouses, 7,540 children (7,023 natural, 239 adopted, 277 stepchildren), 683 grandchildren, 260 brothers or sisters, 475 parents, 181 other relatives, 582 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,541 (1,947 male householders (1,561 living alone)), 2,670 female householders (2,436 living alone)), 908 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,251

Size of family households: 6,109 2-persons, 1,523 3-persons, 1,141 4-persons, 554 5-persons, 148 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,001 1-person, 544 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 26 5-persons.

3,111 married couples with children.
1,714 single-parent households (137 men, 1,577 women).

95.6% of residents of Transylvania speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (23% speak English very well, 77% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $192,794,000 ($6,530 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,919,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $115,597,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,334,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $503,000
Federal grants: $22,281,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,796,000 ($102,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,283,000 ($1,650,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $150,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,343,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,789,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,421
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,932
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +173
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +674
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Transylvania County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.60 millions of gallons per day (30% from ground, 70% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 160
  • 2010 to 2013: 405
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,104
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,258
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,448
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,056
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,835
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,463
  • 1940 to 1949: 949
  • 1939 or earlier: 808
Note: State values scaled to Transylvania population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Transylvania County population
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 436
  • 4 rooms: 1,341
  • 5 rooms: 2,496
  • 6 rooms: 2,152
  • 7 rooms: 1,750
  • 8 rooms: 999
  • 9+ rooms: 1,335
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 167
  • 3 rooms: 747
  • 4 rooms: 886
  • 5 rooms: 815
  • 6 rooms: 422
  • 7 rooms: 293
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 40
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Transylvania County population
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 187
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,563
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,976
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,486
  • 5+ bedrooms: 322
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 402
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,400
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,316
  • 4 bedrooms: 268
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Transylvania County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Transylvania County population
  • no vehicle: 215
  • 1 vehicle: 2,964
  • 2 vehicles: 4,545
  • 3 vehicles: 1,885
  • 4 vehicles: 675
  • 5+ vehicles: 311
  • no vehicle: 319
  • 1 vehicle: 1,739
  • 2 vehicles: 918
  • 3 vehicles: 277
  • 4 vehicles: 194
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

86% of Transylvania County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in North Carolina.

Transylvania County:

86.2%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,723
  • Other state: 15,519
  • Northeast: 3,525
  • Midwest: 3,208
  • South: 7,869
  • West: 925

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Transylvania County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (59.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.6%)
  • Utility gas (13.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.0%)
  • Wood (5.5%)
  • Solar energy (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Electricity (58.0%)
  • Utility gas (19.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.3%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 239
Here:

8.6%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

3.8%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 683
Here:

44.6%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Transylvania County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $536,000
    Police Protection: $159,000
    Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $26,063,000
    Welfare - Other: $3,886,000
    General - Other: $3,676,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,821,000
    Police Protection: $2,382,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,280,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $1,269,000
    Fire Protection: $1,109,000
    Financial Administration: $943,000
    Solid Waste Management: $870,000
    General Public Buildings: $654,000
    Libraries: $631,000
    Corrections - Other: $613,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $385,000
    Parks & Recreation: $347,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $204,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,340,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $661,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $1,474,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $301,000
    Police Protection: $205,000
    General Public Building: $138,000
    Health - Other: $91,000
    General - Other: $91,000
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000
    Parks & Recreation: $65,000
    Welfare - Other: $42,000
    Central Staff: $20,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $17,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,000
    Libraries: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,014,000

Transylvania County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,051,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,046,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $852,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $85,000
    Parks & Recreation: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $254,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $672,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $232,000
    Rents: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $20,012,000
    Public Welfare: $3,933,000
    General Support: $1,131,000
    Health & Hospitals: $626,000
    All Other: $594,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,491,000
    Total General Sales: $5,105,000
    NEC: $429,000
    Other Selective Sales: $199,000

Transylvania County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $27,020,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $600,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $25,645,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Elementary and Secondary Education: $600,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,375,000

Transylvania County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,443,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 562
  • Number of aged recipients: 60
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 502
  • Number of recipients under 18: 68
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 361
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 133
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 268
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 225
Transylvania County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Transylvania County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Transylvania County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William17976.0 years
James15272.0 years
Mary14880.0 years
John14874.2 years
Robert13672.6 years
George8376.4 years
Charles8274.9 years
Thomas6572.3 years
Ruth6482.4 years
Margaret5283.4 years
Most common last names in Transylvania County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Galloway11275.4 years
Smith9978.2 years
Owen8375.0 years
Mccall8073.6 years
Whitmire7677.0 years
Morgan3873.2 years
Powell3874.9 years
Brown3780.7 years
Jones3679.7 years
Holden3673.7 years
Businesses in Transylvania County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1Rodeway Inn1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Starbucks1
Ford1Subway2
GNC1T-Mobile1
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hilton1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS6
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2