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Transylvania County
  • County in North Carolina

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Housing
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade B
  4. Good for Families
    grade B+
  5. Diversity
    grade C+
  6. Jobs
    grade B
  7. Weather
    grade B minus
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade B

editorial

Transylvania County is located in North Carolina with a population of 34,039. Transylvania County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. In Transylvania County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Transylvania County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Transylvania County are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$231,300
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$731
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Transylvania County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    114.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    25.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    293.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,809.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

Working in Transylvania County

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,509
National
$64,994

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