Transylvania County is located in western North Carolina. The County Seat is Brevard and the largest city is Brevard . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.transylvaniacounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 33,045 and the 2010 census population was 33,090. The land area is 378.53 square miles and there are 87.4 persons per square mile.
93.3% of the population is White, 4.1% is Black or African American, 3.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 88.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $171,600, there are 13,981 households, an average of 2.26 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,757, the median household income is $41,781, and 14.3% of the persons in Transylvania County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,681. Retail sales (in $1000) were $266,182, and sales per capita were $8,885. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17.3%.
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