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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSwannanoaNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$19,233$26,779$29,829
Median household income$45,000$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,188$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,917$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$30,065$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$24,592$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate0.9%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level25.0%16.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Swannanoa is 36% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Swannanoa is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Swannanoa is 80% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Swannanoa is 65% higher than the national average

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      $29,997 $45,000 $90,000
      $32,167 $48,256 $96,512
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Swannanoa median earnings by income bracket

      Swannanoa employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.7%11.7%
      Manufacturing sector9.4%9.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services37.3%37.3%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.9%6.9%
      Education, health & social services5.7%5.7%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Montreat, NC362$190,750244.8%
      Biltmore Forest, NC1,679$164,000196.4%
      Avery Creek, NC3,256$90,33363.3%
      Royal Pines, NC4,499$84,41552.6%
      Bent Creek, NC1,652$82,62949.4%
      Swannanoa, NC4,360$45,00018.7%

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      Swannanoa, NC4,360$45,00018.7%
      Source: The Swannanoa, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).