Swannanoa, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 4,576.
Population change since 2000: +10.7%
Males: 2,145  (46.9%)
Females: 2,431  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28778.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,224 (it was $31,218 in 2000)
Swannanoa:

$39,224
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,364 (it was $16,804 in 2000)

Swannanoa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $157,816 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Swannanoa:

$157,816
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $276,775; detached houses: $310,849; townhouses or other attached units: $318,661; in 2-unit structures: $648,694; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,150; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $199,874; mobile homes: $74,742

Median gross rent in 2017: $802.

March 2019 cost of living index in Swannanoa: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.2%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 82.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Swannanoa, NC (2017)
    • 3,91882.0%White alone
    • 71815.0%Hispanic
    • 611.3%Two or more races
    • 501.0%Black alone
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.08%Asian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Swannanoa, North Carolina as of September 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Swannanoa is 551 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: English (26.0%), Irish (16.3%), American (8.4%), Scottish (8.3%), German (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2220 feet

Land area: 6.36 square miles.

Population density: 719 people per square mile   (low).

Swannanoa, North Carolina map

406 residents are foreign born (7.7% Latin America).

This place:

8.5%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,226 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $924 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (9.6 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (92.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (498.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Black Mountain, NC (1.9 miles ),
Montreat, NC (2.4 miles ),
Fairview, NC (2.4 miles ),
Gerton, NC (3.0 miles ),
Asheville, NC (3.1 miles ),
Biltmore Forest, NC (3.1 miles ),
Woodfin, NC (3.3 miles ),
Royal Pines, NC (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.60 N, Longitude: 82.39 W

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Swannanoa, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Swannanoa, NC in 2017

Swannanoa satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Swannanoa, NC
Historical housing units in Swannanoa, NC
Most common industries in Swannanoa, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.1%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.0%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Swannanoa, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Swannanoa, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Swannanoa, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Swannanoa-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.3 miles away from the Swannanoa place center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 46.4 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swannanoa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% 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 120.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 89.4 miles away from Swannanoa 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 199.3 miles away from Swannanoa 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 198.9 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 109.8 miles away from Swannanoa center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 113.4 miles away from Swannanoa 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 Buncombe County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Swannanoa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Swannanoa:

  • BLUE RIDGE HOMES-SWANNANOA (91 POPLAR CIRCLE)
  • ASHEVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (1984 HIGHWAY 70)
  • SWANNANOA DIALYSIS CENTER (2305 US HIGHWAY 70)

College/University in Swannanoa:

  • Warren Wilson College (Full-time enrollment: 962; Location: 701 Warren Wilson Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.warren-wilson.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swannanoa:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 10 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 11 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 33 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • North Greenville University (about 38 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 41 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Tusculum College (about 45 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Western Carolina University (about 48 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)

Public high school in Swannanoa:

  • COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 235 OLD US 70, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Swannanoa:

  • ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 549, Location: 74 RIVERWOOD RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • SWANNANOA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 10, Location: 220 LYTLE COVE RD, Grades: 3-12)
  • HEIRBORNE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 4, Location: 50 OLD US 70, Grades: 8-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Swannanoa:

See full list of schools located in Swannanoa

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Medical Center Around Swannanoa: Family Care IMS(about 5 miles); http://www.familycaremed.com please link to our site thank you

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Swannanoa: Camp Swannanoa (A), North Carolina State Test Farm (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Swannanoa include: Macedonia Church (A), Swannanoa Heights Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Beacon Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stepp Branch (A), North Fork Swannanoa River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Swannanoa: Nolan Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Comfort Inn (I 40 & I 240).

Buncombe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Swannanoa in 2010:

  • 164 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 47 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
248 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents in 2000
24 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Swannanoa (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Swannanoa Branch at 2323 Highway 70, branch established on 1965/08/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Swannanoa:

Marital status in Swannanoa, NC
  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Swannanoa:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
North Carolina average:

11.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Swannanoa:

(Swannanoa, North Carolina Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Swannanoa, NC (based on Buncombe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant82,696245
Mainline Protestant23,72490
Catholic8,8325
Other4,66826
Black Protestant2,01913
Orthodox4443
None115,753-
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: 49
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Buncombe County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 111
Buncombe County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 240
Buncombe County:

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

8.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.2%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.4%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.5%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Swannanoa:

22.5%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Swannanoa:

9.1%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Swannanoa:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Swannanoa:

34.6%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Swannanoa:

56.1%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.1%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Swannanoa, NC Residents

8.44% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.02%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Henderson County, NC  0.73% ($43,036 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.27% ($39,860)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.24% ($67,184)


7.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,862 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Henderson County, NC  1.13% ($48,051 average AGI)
to Haywood County, NC  0.35% ($40,935)
to Madison County, NC  0.28% ($39,947)
Businesses in Swannanoa, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Burger King1U-Haul2
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
Goodwill1

Strongest AM radio stations in Swannanoa:

  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBRM (1250 AM; 5 kW; MARION, NC; Owner: WBRM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swannanoa:

  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W292CJ (106.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Swannanoa:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W12AQ (Channel 12; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W10AD (Channel 10; MONTREAT, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W06AL (Channel 6; OTEEN/WARREN, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
Swannanoa fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Swannanoa fatal accident list:

May 26, 2010 04:41 PM, I-40, Lat: 35.595542, Lon: -82.400272, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 29, 2008 11:38 PM, Rp-2740, I-40 Ramp, Lat: 35.596530, Lon: -82.403210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 6, 2005 12:30 AM, Us-70, Rp-2727, Lat: 35.604950, Lon: -82.398210, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 26, 2005 03:55 AM, I-40 Exit Ramp, Rp-2740, Lat: 35.596210, Lon: -82.398210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 5, 1999 09:48 PM, I-40, Lat: 35.595054, Lon: -82.415784, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 46.6mTotal length
  • 113,520Total average daily traffic
  • 13,823Total average daily truck traffic
  • 221,640Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Swannanoa, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Swannanoa, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Swannanoa)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Whitson Ave (Lat: 35.507889 Lon: -82.396222), Call Sign: KVT783, Licensee ID: L00122051,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.3600 MHz, 45.4800 MHz, 45.3200 MHz, Grant Date: 08/28/2014, Expiration Date: 10/30/2024, Registrant: County Of Buncombe, 164 Erwin Hills Road, Asheville, NC 28806, Phone: (828) 250-6600, Fax: (828) 250-6609, Email:
  • 202 Whitson Ave (Lat: 35.599556 Lon: -82.395389), Call Sign: KBU267,
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.0600 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/1996, Expiration Date: 01/14/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Beacon Mfg Co, 202 Whitson Ave, Swannanoa, NC 28778, Phone: (704) 686-3861
  • Old Us 70 1 Mi W Of Black Mountain (Lat: 35.525111 Lon: -82.416500), Call Sign: KGO648,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/1996, Expiration Date: 12/23/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: B V Hedrick Gravel & Sand Co Inc, Box 425, Swannanoa, NC 28778
  • Lat: 35.597889 Lon: -82.399833, Call Sign: WPYQ724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.237 MHz, 451.312 MHz, 451.337 MHz, 451.387 MHz, 452.887 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2003, Expiration Date: 09/30/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2013, Certifier: Brandon Langford, Registrant: Amta, 200 North Glebe Rd. #1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 276-1100, Fax: (703) 558-0523, Email:
  • Swannanoa, Sr 2500 Rr Crossing @ Rr Mp S126.55 (Lat: 35.609444 Lon: -82.340833), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.8 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQHB943, Licensee ID: L00008014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.475 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2017, Expiration Date: 06/25/2027, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St., Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • 741 Old Us 70 Hwy (Lat: 35.611750 Lon: -82.374806), Type: Mast, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 23 m, Call Sign: WQHX730,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.730 MHz, 42.5600 MHz, Grant Date: 11/01/2017, Expiration Date: 11/28/2027, Certifier: Michael D Williams, Registrant: Nc Department Of Public Safety, 200 Leagan Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603, Phone: (919) 662-4700, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • SWANNANOA VALLEY, 1 Mi W Of (Lat: 35.600667 Lon: -82.417333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WMT892,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • SWANNANOA NC, 650 Us Hwy 70 (021570) (Lat: 35.597417 Lon: -82.371278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.1 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQIT330,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2008, Expiration Date: 05/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Swannonoa, 50-T Sassafras Valley Rd. (Lat: 35.617056 Lon: -82.393667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQQF335,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/26/2012, Expiration Date: 11/26/2022, Certifier: Bryan Dillingham, Registrant: Buncombe County, 59 Woodfin Place, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 250-6807, Email:
  • SWANNANOA FD, 103 South Ave (Lat: 35.598556 Lon: -82.396389), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQWR553, Licensee ID: L00122051,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/29/2015, Expiration Date: 10/29/2025, Certifier: Bryan Dillingham, Registrant: Buncombe County, 59 Woodfin Place Suite 200, Ashville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 250-6800, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Swannanoa)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: BEECH B200 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 151BG , Serial Number: BB-1381, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 09/06/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 05/15/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Blossman Gas Of North Carolina Inc, 2091 Us 70 Hwy, Swannanoa, NC 28778
  • Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55 (T42A) (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 152BG , Serial Number: TC-2015, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 07/25/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Blossman Gas Of North Carolina Inc, 2091 Us 70 Hwy, Swannanoa, NC 28778
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2554C , Serial Number: 26198, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/06/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Wilbur B Ward, 156 Mountain Crest Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/18/2012
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 525 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: WILLIAMS FJ 44 SERIES (1900 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 256JB , Serial Number: 525-0284, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 08/11/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Blossman Gas Of North Carolina Inc, 2091 Us 70 Hwy, Swannanoa, NC 28778

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$157,48410$156,70940$163,6611$57,4604$238,3101$535,560
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$251,2601$138,4300$01$174,1501$36,910
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$125,6301$90,20017$147,8171$60,4301$243,8201$119,970
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$189,3402$195,14013$142,5751$15,1800$01$81,870
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$210,7700$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0030.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$318,5401$122,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0030.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Swannanoa, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Swannanoa, NC - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 41. The highest number of fires - 84 took place in 2016, and the least - 4 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Swannanoa, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.1%), and Outside Fires (30.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Swannanoa, NC
    • 35157.1%Structure Fires
    • 18530.1%Outside Fires
    • 6310.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 162.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Swannanoa, NC
Most common first names in Swannanoa, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William8076.5 years
James6773.6 years
John6377.1 years
Mary5576.7 years
Robert2869.6 years
Charles2776.2 years
Helen2377.5 years
George2274.9 years
Margaret2076.2 years
Betty1974.1 years
Most common last names in Swannanoa, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis2273.6 years
Mcmahan2275.6 years
Allen2174.1 years
Hall2075.2 years
Jones1874.3 years
Patton1771.0 years
Wilson1778.7 years
Burnette1671.2 years
Robinson1674.3 years
Edwards1475.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Swannanoa, NC
  • 60.7%Electricity
  • 13.4%Wood
  • 10.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.2%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Swannanoa, NC
  • 91.2%Electricity
  • 6.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Swannanoa compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Swannanoa on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents (population 1,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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