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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Swain County is located in North Carolina with a population of 14,208. Living in Swain County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Swain County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Swain County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$613
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Swain County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,271
National
$55,322

Swain County Reviews

1 review
Good country folks, small town every one knows everybody! They have a great athletic program to be a 1A school! The teachers are excellent! They have great school spirit that runs through the little town of Bryson City! The people seem to be considerate of others only thing is it is not as diverse as bigger areas! Has excellent restaurants! They also entertain with a local train who has tours and celebrations at different times of the year! A coupe of down to earth bars or pubs!
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