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Swain County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 528 square miles
Population Density 26.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 14,058
Population change 0.6%
Under 5 years of age 6.4%
Under 18 22.7%
65 and over 18.1%
Females 51.7%
White 65.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.4
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 4.4%
Black or African American 1.1%
Native American 27.9%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.3%
Veterans 1,096
Households and Housing
Households 5,368
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.9%
Median household income $36,094
The per capita income $19,626
Live below the poverty line. 27.2%
housing units 8,732
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $132,500
Residents owning their homes. 74.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,648
Women-owned firms 34%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 17.9%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $112,322
Retail sales per capita $8,417
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $2,303