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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Swannanoa is a suburb of with a population of 4,288. Swannanoa is in Buncombe County. Living in Swannanoa offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Swannanoa tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Swannanoa are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$804
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Swannanoa Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Swannanoa

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,079
National
$55,322
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Swannanoa Reviews

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Small, sleepy town on the outskirts of a thriving regional hot spot. A short drive to anywhere you wanna be!
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Best kept secret. Beautiful mountains and wildlife yet only a few minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville.
Housing costs far exceed the average wages so the majority of individuals working are unable to find affordable housing.