Swain County is located in western North Carolina. The County Seat is Bryson City and the largest city is Bryson City . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.swaincountync.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,274 and the 2010 census population was 13,981. The land area is 528.00 square miles and there are 26.5 persons per square mile.
65.9% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 4.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 27.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.4% is two or more races. 82.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $132,500, there are 5,368 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,626, the median household income is $36,094, and 27.2% of the persons in Swain County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,648. Retail sales (in $1000) were $112,322, and sales per capita were $8,417. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 34%.
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