Haywood County is located in western North Carolina. The County Seat is Waynesville and the largest city is Waynesville . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.haywoodnc.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 59,471 and the 2010 census population was 59,036. The land area is 553.69 square miles and there are 106.6 persons per square mile.
96.6% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 3.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 86.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $156,900, there are 26,608 households, an average of 2.19 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,536, the median household income is $41,557, and 16.6% of the persons in Haywood County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,740. Retail sales (in $1000) were $821,787, and sales per capita were $14,501. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.3%.
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