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Brevard township, NC map Land area: 63.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 10,354 (84% urban, 16% rural)
Males: 4,804  (46.4%)
Females: 5,550  (53.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 9,327 (6,695 owner occupied, 2,632 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%


Races in Brevard township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 86.8%
  • Black: 9.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 43.6
Median age of females: 47.2

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Average household size: 2.17

Brevard township:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.74

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,584 ($34,618 in 1999)
This township:

$38,584
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $436 (lower quartile is $280, upper quartile is $567)
Here:

$436
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $179,914 (it was $106,300 in 2000)
Brevard township:

$179,914
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,067 - $251,261

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $211,502
Here:

$211,502
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $190,571
Here:

$190,571
State:

$173,323

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $541,246
Here:

$541,246
State:

$158,140

Mobile homes: $69,281
Here:

$69,281
State:

$45,354
Population density: 163 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

11.2%
Whole state:

12.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.5%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Brevard.


Click to draw/clear Brevard township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Brevard township: Camp Deerwoode (A), Sliding Rock Recreation Site (B), Schenck Job Corps Center (C), Keystone Camp (D), Pisgah Ranger Station (E), John Rock Scenic Area (F), Butter Gap Shelter (G), Cove Creek Campground (H), Buckhorn Shelter (I), White Pine Camping Area (J), John Rock (K), Transylvania School Camp (L), Brevard Country Club and Golf Course (M), Looking Glass Rock Scenic Area (N), Coontree Picnic Area (O), Pisgah Forest Community Building (P), Dunns Rock (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brevard township include: Full Gospel Church (A), French Broad Church (B), English Chapel (C), Village Chapel (D), Pisgah Forest Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Glazener Cemetery (1), Cooper Cemetery (2), Davidson River Cemetery (3), Shady Grove Cemetery (4), Pisgah Gardens (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Siniard Lake (A), Noname (B), Sonata Lake (C), Mitchums Lake (D), Laurel Falls Lake (E), Lake Frances (F), Brevard Music Center Lake (G), Simpson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hunts Branch (A), Henry Branch (B), Gumstand Branch (C), Grogan Creek (D), Graham Creek (E), Glade Creek (F), Fawn Branch (G), Orchard Branch (H), Davidson River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brevard township include: Sycamore Flats Recreational Area (1), Davidson River Recreational Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 342 (49% naturalized citizens)

Brevard township:  3.3%
State:  5.3%

55% of Brevard township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in North Carolina.

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

  • This state: 5434
  • Northeast: 1218
  • Midwest: 944
  • South: 1981
  • West: 181

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $173,600

Brevard township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Brevard township, North Carolina:

  • 375 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 254 people in nursing homes
  • 207 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 158 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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,313
  • One, attached: 144
  • Two: 217
  • 3 or 4: 255
  • 5 to 9: 121
  • 10 to 19: 31
  • 20 to 49: 55
  • Mobile homes: 511
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,100


Housing units in Brevard township with a mortgage: 1,098 (114 second mortgage, 158 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,347

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 90
  • 1995 to 1998: 204
  • 1990 to 1994: 279
  • 1980 to 1989: 807
  • 1970 to 1979: 848
  • 1960 to 1969: 747
  • 1950 to 1959: 740
  • 1940 to 1949: 512
  • 1939 or earlier: 425

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Brevard township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 95
  • 4 rooms: 329
  • 5 rooms: 703
  • 6 rooms: 837
  • 7 rooms: 495
  • 8 rooms: 283
  • 9 or more rooms: 228

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brevard township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 92
  • 3 rooms: 251
  • 4 rooms: 432
  • 5 rooms: 206
  • 6 rooms: 153
  • 7 rooms: 37
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Brevard township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 70
  • 2 bedrooms: 795
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,547
  • 4 bedrooms: 453
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 114

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brevard township:

  • no bedroom: 45
  • 1 bedroom: 355
  • 2 bedrooms: 479
  • 3 bedrooms: 333
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Brevard township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 171
  • 1 vehicle: 1,044
  • 2 vehicles: 1,258
  • 3 vehicles: 363
  • 4 vehicles: 126
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Cars and other vehicles available in Brevard township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 214
  • 1 vehicle: 630
  • 2 vehicles: 324
  • 3 vehicles: 89
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Brevard township:

  • United States or American (19.8%)
  • English (13.8%)
  • German (10.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (8.4%)
  • Irish (8.3%)
  • Italian (3.7%)
  • Scottish (3.5%)

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

  • Other Western Asia (15%)
  • United Kingdom (15%)
  • Other Northern Africa (11%)
  • India (10%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Japan (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,222 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 514 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (1%)
  • Walked: 166 (4%)
  • Other means: 27 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 82 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (3%)

People in group quarters in Brevard township, North Carolina:

  • 375 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 254 people in nursing homes
  • 207 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 158 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

94.9% of residents of Brevard township speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 40% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,129
  • In family households: 7,371 (2,102 male householders, 593 female householders)
    2,050 spouses, 2,190 children (1,982 natural, 77 adopted, 131 stepchildren), 187 grandchildren, 29 brothers or sisters, 47 parents, 93 other relatives, 80 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,758 (486 male householders (372 living alone)), 1,055 female householders (1,004 living alone)), 217 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,029 (262 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,519 2-persons, 543 3-persons, 405 4-persons, 148 5-persons, 36 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,376 1-person, 138 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 11 4-persons,

1,121 married couples with children.
578 single-parent households (114 men, 464 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

1.6%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

9.5%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 454
Here:

63.1%
North Carolina:

20.2%

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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Brevard township:

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