Brevard, NC

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Population

7,759

0.636% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Median Age

48.4


Median Household Income

$40,232

4.85% growth

Number of Employees

3,020

1.38% growth

Median Property Value

$208,300

4.99% growth

About

In 2017, Brevard, NC had a population of 7.76k people with a median age of 48.4 and a median household income of $40,232. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brevard, NC grew from 7,710 to 7,759, a 0.636% increase and its median household income grew from $38,370 to $40,232, a 4.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brevard, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.1%), Some Other Race (Non-Hispanic) (3.35%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%). N/A% of the people in Brevard, NC speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brevard, NC are Brevard College (164 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Brevard, NC is $208,300, and the homeownership rate is 61.4%. Most people in Brevard, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Brevard, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Brevard, NC employs 3.02k people. The largest industries in Brevard, NC are Educational Services (427 people), Accommodation & Food Services (390 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (328 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($50,625), Manufacturing ($35,534), and Construction ($35,441).

Median household income in Brevard, NC is $40,232. Males in Brevard, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Brevard, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,232

2017 value

± $4,687

4.85%

1 Year Growth

± 15.5%

Households in Brevard, NC have a median annual income of $40,232, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,370 in 2016, which represents a 4.85% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brevard, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9604.01

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brevard, NC was Census Tract 9604.01 with a value of $56,607, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $46,371 and $43,795.

The following map shows all of the places in Brevard, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brevard, NC (928 out of 6.85k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    507 ± 203

  2. Black

    239 ± 155

  3. Two Or More

    182 ± 156

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brevard, NC is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.02k

2017 Value

± 443

1.38%

1 Year growth

± 19.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brevard, NC grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 2.98k employees to 3.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brevard, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (471 people), Sales & Related Occupations (390 people), and Management Occupations (345 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brevard, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brevard, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (471 people), Sales & Related Occupations (390 people), and Management Occupations (345 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Brevard, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.69 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.02 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brevard, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,500), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($50,033), and Protective Service Occupations ($45,365).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.02k

2017 Value

± 443

1.38%

1 Year growth

± 19.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brevard, NC grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 2.98k employees to 3.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brevard, NC, are Educational Services (427 people), Accommodation & Food Services (390 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (328 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brevard, NC, though some of these residents may live in Brevard, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Brevard, NC, by number of employees, are Educational Services (427 people), Accommodation & Food Services (390 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (328 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Brevard, NC has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.34 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.3 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brevard, NC, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($50,625), Manufacturing ($35,534), and Construction ($35,441).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.6% of the population of Brevard, NC has health coverage, with 27% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 21.2% on Medicare, 20.8% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Brevard, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Brevard, NC see 1328 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.454% increase from the previous year (1322 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3044 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 472 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,328 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Transylvania County, NC see an average of 1,328 patients per year. This represents a 0.454% increase from the previous year (1,322 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Transylvania County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.4%

Uninsured

27%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

21.2%

Medicare

20.8%

Non-Group

1.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brevard, NC declined by 10.5% from 13.9% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brevard, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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Diversity

Brevard, NC is home to a population of 7.76k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.11% of Brevard, NC residents were born outside of the country (474 people).

In 2017, there were 8.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.31k people) in Brevard, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 784 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 260 Some Other Race (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 7

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brevard, NC was 48.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Brevard, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brevard, NC residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

474 people

5.75%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

443 people

As of 2017, 6.11% of Brevard, NC residents (474 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brevard, NC was 5.75%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Brevard, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brevard, NC was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brevard, NC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    6.31k ± 322

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    784 ± 227

  3. Some Other Race (Non-Hispanic)

    260 ± 259

In 2017, there were 8.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.31k people) in Brevard, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 784 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 260 Some Other Race (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Brevard, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    243 ± 111

  2. Korea

    112 ± 75

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    99 ± 114

Brevard, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Brevard, NC awarded 164 degrees. The student population of Brevard, NC is skewed towards men, with 384 male students and 314 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brevard, NC are White (116 and 74.8%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 8.39%), Unknown (12 and 7.74%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 5.16%).

The largest universities in Brevard, NC by number of degrees awarded are Brevard College (164 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brevard, NC are General Business Administration & Management (43 and 26.2%), General Psychology (13 and 7.93%), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Studies (12 and 7.32%).

The median tuition costs in Brevard, NC are $28,400 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brevard, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 43 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Brevard, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

164 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,400

Median Private

In 2017, the Brevard, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brevard College with 164 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

95

Degrees Awarded to Men

69

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 95 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brevard, NC, which is 1.38 times more than the 69 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Brevard, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    116 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    12 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brevard, NC were to White students. These 116 degrees mean that there were 8.92 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brevard, NC was $208,300 in 2017, which is 0.907 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $198,400 to $208,300, a 4.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Brevard, NC is 61.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brevard, NC have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brevard, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$208,300

2017 Median

± $18,677

$198,400

2016 Median

± $14,338

In 2017, the median property value in Brevard, NC grew to to $208,300 from the previous year's value of $198,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brevard, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brevard, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$40,232

Median Household Income

± $4,687

3.36k

Number of Households

± 432

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.36k households in Brevard, NC grew to $40,232 from the previous year's value of $38,370.

The following chart displays the households in Brevard, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Brevard, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brevard, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.4%

2017 Homeownership

60.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.4% of the housing units in Brevard, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Brevard, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brevard, NC have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Brevard, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.57%

  3. Carpooled

    8.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brevard, NC was Drove Alone (74.8%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.57%) and those who Carpooled (8.17%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brevard, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brevard, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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