Swain County

Swain County, North Carolina

PO Box 1397
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone: (828) 488-2288
Fax: (828) 488-9360
www.swaincounty.org

On the southwestern border of NC, west of Asheville; organized Feb 24, 1871 from Jackson and Macon counties. Name Origin: For David Lowrie Swain (1801-68), NC governor (1832-35) and president of the University of NC (1835-68)

Area (sq mi):: 540.64 (land 528.10; water 12.54) Population per square mile: 24.90
Population 2005: 13,167 State rank: 90 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 15.10% Population 2000: 12,968 (White 65.90%; Black or African American 1.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 31.80%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,647; median household $28,608; Population below poverty level: 18.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,369-$19,813
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.10% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
See other counties in .
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Swain Riverfront Expanded Public Recreational Access Project $90,000 to expand public use and access to waterways in Swain County through new riverfront access and user opportunities, including fishing, canoe, kayak and tubing access.
On October 20, Swain County Magistrate Judge Gilbert Breedlove resigned his position following a federal court ruling that struck down North Carolina's voter-passed constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.
This agreement will provide Duke LifePoint with Harris Regional Hospital, an 86-bed hospital in Sylva; Swain County Hospital, a 48-bed hospital in Bryson City; and WestCare Medical Park, an outpatient medical facility in Franklin.
One female adult, USA, North Carolina, Swain County, Oconaluftee River at the Blue Ridge Parkway, 23-VII-2009, CR Parker, A Kumar [BIO].
that includes 189-bed Heywood Regional Medical Center, 86-bed Harris Regional Hospital, and a 25-bed critical access hospital, Swain County Hospital.
A "homegrown boy" from Swain County himself, Marr recalls that when he was in school in the 1960s, most teachers were from the county.
com; Swain County Chamber of Commerce, 800/867-9246, greatsmokies.
The multi-million-dollar project was designed to appease the residents of Swain County decades after a dam's construction flooded segments of a state road.
Otros sitios para no perderse son Fayetteville, un lugar de historia, Brunswick Islands, con, el encanto unico de la arena blanca y la brisa marina, y Swain County y sus atractivos campos llenos de flores y rios con rapidos para practicar deportes extremos.
The area proposed as critical habitat includes areas, at elevations of 5,400 feet (1,645 meters) and higher, on Grandfather Mountain in Avery, Caldwell, and Watauga Counties, North Carolina; Mount Collins, Clingman's Dome, and Mount Buckley in Swain County, North Carolina, and Sevier County, Tennessee; Mount LeConte in Sevier County, Tennessee; and Roan Mountain in Avery and Mitchell Counties, North Carolina, and Carter County, Tennessee.
This is the first among two grants that the organization has offered to SCC, Swain County and ConMet.