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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Haywood County is located in North Carolina with a population of 59,854. Living in Haywood County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Haywood County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Haywood County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$721
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    110.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    20
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,553.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,277.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    340.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Haywood County

Haywood County Reviews

2 reviews
I have only been in this county for 2 years and I thinks that it is amazing. The whole area is absolutely beautiful and there is multiple things to do. There is so many different activities for all the different seasons. Personally I am not a fan of winter and the cold but I do think that winter here is amazing. From all the different views, to going skiing and snowboarding , to going tubbing when it snows, there is so many different activities for the family. Because it is such a small town, there is not much traffic and that makes it easier to get around to places.
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Haywood County provides a nurturing and safe environment for everyone. We are a rural area with beautiful land to live on and impressive schools for our children.