Bryson City, North Carolina Population 2024

1,495

Bryson City is a city located in Macon County and Swain County North Carolina. Bryson City has a 2024 population of 1,495. Bryson City is currently declining at a rate of -0.99% annually and its population has decreased by -3.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,555 in 2020.

The average household income in Bryson City is $59,888 with a poverty rate of 16.04%. The median age in Bryson City is 39.9 years: 36.1 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Bryson City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bryson City was:

  • White: 82.66%
  • Native American: 7.75%
  • Two or more races: 7.45%
  • Black or African American: 1.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.55%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Asian: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
684.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.86% (-60)
The current population of Bryson City, North Carolina is 1,495 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,555.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,35482.66%
Native American1277.75%
Two or more races1227.45%
Black or African American201.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.55%
Other race60.37%
Asian00%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Asian

Bryson City Population by Race

Bryson City Population Pyramid 2024

Bryson City Median Age

39.9

Total

36.1

Male

41.8

Female

Bryson City Adults

There are 1,263 adults, (406 of whom are seniors) in Bryson City.

Bryson City Age Dependency

91.1

Age Dependency Ratio

47.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bryson City Sex Ratio

Female90755.37%
Male73144.63%

Bryson City Population by Age

Bryson City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6432.2852.147.9
Non Family2671.139.360.7
Married2623.1574.425.6
Female892.693664
Male254.361288

3.04

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bryson City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade14512.78%
Associates Degree1008.81%
Bachelors Degree23320.53%
Graduate Degree716.26%
High School Graduate32528.63%
Less Than 9th Grade837.31%
Some College17815.68%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bryson City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bryson City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White930760231
Hispanic1015246
Native American746519
2+ Races19198
Black11110
Other Race660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 45.54%.

Bryson City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$53,750$75,417$50,733
Graduate Degree$46,359$46,563$46,250
High School Graduate$29,125$29,821$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$33,182$32,500$33,250
Some College$22,389$28,750$21,714

$33,182

Average Earnings

$32,500

Average Male

$33,250

Average Female

Bryson City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bryson City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bryson City Language

90.13% of Bryson City residents speak only English, while 9.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.17% of the population.

Bryson City Language

Bryson City Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,00417917.83%
Multiple1225141.8%
Native114108.77%

16.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.59%

Male Poverty Rate

15.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bryson City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bryson City is Multiple, with 41.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bryson City is Native, with 8.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.42%.

Bryson City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.72%
High School11.07%
Some College8.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.7%

Bryson City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5.45%
Female Employed5.01%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Bryson City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bryson City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$83,750$83,327
Households$41,542$59,888
Married Families$93,596$-999,999,999
Non Families$18,804$24,403

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bryson City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

36.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bryson City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bryson City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bryson City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bryson City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

37

Number of Veterans

37

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam24
Second Gulf War8
Korea3
First Gulf War2
World War II0

Bryson City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7421
35 to 547
75+6
18 to 343
55 to 640

Bryson City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White292.61%
Native American55.32%
2+ Races38.82%

Bryson City Veterans by Race

Bryson City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bryson City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Bryson City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bryson City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bryson City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.13%

Born in Bryson City

90.66%

Native Born

9.34%

Foreign Born

8.36%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.66% of Bryson City residents were born in the United States, with 55.13% having been born in North Carolina. 8.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bryson City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,420-15-1.05%
20281,435-15-1.03%
20271,450-15-1.02%
20261,465-15-1.01%
20251,480-15-1%
20241,495-15-0.99%
20231,510-2-0.13%
20221,512-30-1.95%
20211,542-13-0.84%
20201,555986.73%
20191,45780.55%
20181,449-2-0.14%
20171,45170.48%
20161,444-17-1.16%
20151,461140.97%
20141,447322.26%
20131,415-15-1.05%
20121,43010.07%
20111,42920.14%
20101,42700%

Bryson City Population by Year