Transylvania County, NC

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2022 Population
33,131
0.461% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
52.4
0.769% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
2.25% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,056
7.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$298,600
19.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,196
0.72% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Transylvania County, NC had a population of 33.1k people with a median age of 52.4 and a median household income of $62,056. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Transylvania County, NC grew from 32,979 to 33,131, a 0.461% increase and its median household income grew from $57,830 to $62,056, a 7.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Transylvania County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.32%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.79%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.8%).

None of the households in Transylvania County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in Transylvania County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Transylvania County, NC are Brevard College (154 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Transylvania County, NC was $298,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.1%.

Most people in Transylvania County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Transylvania County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Transylvania County, NC is home to a population of 33.1k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.55% of Transylvania County, NC residents were born outside of the country (846 people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.8k people) in Transylvania County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 638 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Transylvania County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Transylvania County, NC was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Transylvania County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.8k ± 107
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.43k ± 172
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    638 ± 173
3.47%
Hispanic Population
1.15k people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.8k people) in Transylvania County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 638 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.47% of the people in Transylvania County, NC are hispanic (1.15k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Transylvania County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.55%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
846 people
2.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
795 people

As of 2022, 2.55% of Transylvania County, NC residents (846 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Transylvania County, NC was 2.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,375 ± 315
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    426 ± 187
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    226 ± 117

Transylvania County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Transylvania County, NC employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Transylvania County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,014 people), Retail Trade (1,709 people), and Manufacturing (1,486 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,096), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,304), and Information ($52,825).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14.2k
2022 Value
± 983
−0.72%
1 Year decline
± 9.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Transylvania County, NC declined at a rate of −0.72%, from 14.3k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Transylvania County, NC, are Management Occupations (1,712 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,700 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,331 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Transylvania County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.2k
2022 Value
± 983
−0.72%
1 Year decline
± 9.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Transylvania County, NC declined at a rate of −0.72%, from 14.3k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Transylvania County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,014 people), Retail Trade (1,709 people), and Manufacturing (1,486 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Transylvania County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Transylvania County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,700
Median earning men ± $2,463
$31,906
Median earning women ± $3,007

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($90,050), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,750), and Manufacturing ($46,856).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($53,150), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,344), and Public Administration ($43,814).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 285
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 164
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 160
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Transylvania County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.882%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Transylvania County, NC awarded 154 degrees. The student population of Transylvania County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 472 male students and 287 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Transylvania County, NC are White (110 and 72.8%), followed by Black or African American (10 and 6.62%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 5.96%), and Two or More Races (9 and 5.96%).

The largest universities in Transylvania County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Brevard College (154 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Transylvania County, NC are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (33 and 21.4%), General Business Administration & Management (25 and 16.2%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (13 and 8.44%).

The median tuition cost in Transylvania County, NC for private four year colleges is $28,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Transylvania County, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 39.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 759 (62.2% men and 37.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 759 students enrolled in Transylvania County, NC, 62.2% men and 37.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 492 records, of which 43.9% were women and 56.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Transylvania County, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 25 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
154 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brevard College with 154 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 79 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Transylvania County, NC, which is 1.05 times more than the 75 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 110 degrees mean that there were 11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 10 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($28,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,850) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Transylvania County, NC was $298,600 in 2022, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $250,200 to $298,600, a 19.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Transylvania County, NC is 76.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Transylvania County, NC have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Transylvania County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Transylvania County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1%.

Property

$298,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,213
$10,927
Median Property Taxes
±$781

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Transylvania County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Transylvania County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.1%
Homeownership
2022
69.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.1% of the housing units in Transylvania County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9604.01
  2. Census Tract 9601

The following map shows all of the tracts in Transylvania County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$62,056
Median Household Income
± $4,310
14.4k
Number of Households
± 947

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.4k households in Transylvania County, NC grew to $62,056 from the previous year's value of $57,830.

The following chart displays the households in Transylvania County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Transylvania County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (10%)
  3. Carpooled (8.83%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Transylvania County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10%) and those who carpooled to work (8.83%).

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Transylvania County, NC have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Transylvania County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Transylvania County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Transylvania County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Transylvania County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Transylvania County, NC (4.31k out of 32.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Transylvania County, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.6% of the children was living in poverty in Transylvania County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 131 in Transylvania County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 48 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.4% of the population of Transylvania County, NC has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 22.9% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Transylvania County, NC see 1322 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.34% increase from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2464 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 359 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,322 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Transylvania County, NC

Primary care physicians in Transylvania County, NC see an average of 1,322 patients per year. This represents a 4.34% increase from the previous year (1,267 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Transylvania County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.4% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.6%
Uninsured
33%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
22.9%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Transylvania County, NC declined by 5.33% from 14.3% to 13.6%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65.8 in Transylvania County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.1% in Transylvania County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.9% in Transylvania County, NC.

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