Swain County, North Carolina Population 2018

Swain County, North Carolina's estimated population is 14,294 with a growth rate of 0.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Swain County, North Carolina is the 88th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201714,294600.42%
201614,234470.33%
201614,187-147-1.03%
201514,334910.64%
201414,2432621.87%
201313,981-75-0.53%
201214,056430.31%
201114,01350.04%
201014,0082,74024.32%
199011,2689859.58%
198010,2832,42230.81%
19707,861-526-6.27%
19608,387-1,534-15.46%
19509,921-2,256-18.53%
194012,1776095.26%
193011,568-1,656-12.52%
192013,2242,82127.12%
191010,4032,00223.83%
19008,4011,82427.73%
18906,5772,79373.81%
18803,7840.00%

Swain County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White9,143
American Indian and Alaska Native3,952
Two or More Races765
Black or African American186
Some Other Race136
Asian52

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Swain County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Swain County, North Carolina Median Age

40.7


Total

39.5


Male

41.6


Female

Swain County, North Carolina Adults

There are 10,946 adults, (2,676 of which are seniors) in Swain County, North Carolina.

Swain County, North Carolina Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Swain County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

7,294

51.24%

Male

6,940

48.76%

Swain County, North Carolina Households and Families

Swain County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Swain County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All69.9%30.1%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Male44.5%55.5%
Female39.2%60.8%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Swain County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4252.5769.9
Married2,5283.0786.2
Non Family1,9541.1862.8
Female6514.3339.2
Male2923.7744.5

3.28

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Swain County, North Carolina Households

Swain County, North Carolina Education

Swain County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5545.68%
9th to 12th Grade1,37014.05%
High School Graduate3,19832.80%
Some College2,26523.23%
Associates Degree8678.89%
Bachelors Degree97910.04%
Graduate Degree5165.29%

Swain County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,8475,5541,242
Native American2,1461,705141
Multiple Races46936080
Hispanic33926024
Other Race108581
Black3230
Asian232314

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.87%.

Swain County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,708$30,900$25,512
Less Than High School$23,611$26,700$20,455
High School Grad$23,288$28,229$17,882
Some College$27,660$29,824$25,436
Bachelors Degree$42,104$47,125$33,625
Graduate Degree$53,611$52,546$57,054

$28,708

Average Earnings

$30,900

Average Male

$25,512

Average Female

Swain County, North Carolina Language

Swain County, North Carolina Language by Age

Swain County, North Carolina Language

96.17% of Swain County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.83% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,8541,54817.48%
Native3,8971,21731.23%
Hispanic67228241.96%
Multiple76427335.73%
Black16615995.78%
Other1335239.10%
Asian521426.92%

23.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.53%

Male Poverty Rate

24.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swain County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swain County, North Carolina is Black, with 95.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swain County, North Carolina is White, with 17.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.38%.

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.69%
High School17.61%
Some College14.16%
Bachelors or Greater6.06%

Swain County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed20.62%
Female Unemployed12.27%
Female Employed9.38%
Male Employed8.90%

Swain County, North Carolina Income

Swain County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,598$48,481
Families$44,370$58,646
Married Families$52,596$
Non Families$20,870$26,803

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Swain County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Swain County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by War

859

Number of Veterans

834

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam304
Korea125
First Gulf War125
Second Gulf War60
World War II55

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74256
75+236
35 to 54204
55 to 64140
18 to 3423

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7109.35%
2 or More7613.97%
Indian702.70%
Black33.90%

Swain County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

11.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Employment Status

Swain County, North Carolina Employment by Age

52.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Swain County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Swain County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Swain County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bryson City14191452332.33%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990