Bryson City, NC Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,411. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,361 (-3.5% change)
Males: 618 (43.8%), Females: 793 (56.2%)

Swain County

Zip code: 28713

Median resident age: 45.8 years
Median household income: $23,232 (year 2000)
Median house value: $84,400 (year 2000)

Races in Bryson City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.2%)
  • American Indian (5.7%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (11.2%), United States (11.1%), English (10.7%), German (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (7.2%), Dutch (3.8%).

Elevation: 1736 feet

Land area: 2.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bryson City

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bryson City town

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

5.0% Foreign born (4.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +239 (+20.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Bryson City:

  • SWAIN COUNTY HOSPITAL INC (45 PLATEAU STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bryson City:

  • US PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; CHEROKEE, NC)
  • HARRIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL, INC (about 18 miles; SYLVA, NC)
  • ANGEL MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; FRANKLIN, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bryson City:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 46 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; ID: TYS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 64 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
  • ANDERSON RGNL (about 83 miles; ANDERSON, SC; ID: AND)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bryson City:

  • MACON COUNTY (about 15 miles; FRANKLIN, NC; ID: 1A5)
  • JACKSON COUNTY (about 19 miles; SYLVA, NC; ID: 24A)
  • GATLINBURG-PIGEON FORGE (about 30 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN; ID: GKT)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 47 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 53 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 5,196)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; FT enrollment: 3,893)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,728)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 64 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,759)

Schools

Public high school in Bryson City:

  • SWAIN COUNTY HIGH (Students: 543; Location: 1415 FONTANA ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bryson City:

  • SWAIN COUNTY MIDDLE (Students: 504; Location: 135 ARLINGTON AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SWAIN CO WEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 398; Location: 4142 HWY 74 WEST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SWAIN CO EAST ELEMENTARY (Students: 352; Location: K-6 ELA ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MOUNTAIN DISCOVERY CHARTER (Students: 82; Location: 611 HWY 19 W; Grades: KG – 07)
  • CHEROKEE EXTENSION HIGH (Students: 57; Location: 280 SCHOOL DRIVE; Grades: KG – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Bryson City:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 32; Location: PO BOX 1099; Grades: PK – 2)

Libraries

Library in Bryson City:

  • FONTANA REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,574,105; Location: 33 FRYEMONT STREET; 179,521 books; 6,676 audio materials; 7,307 video materials; 520 serial subscriptions)