dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Brevard, North Carolina

Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania county, is 27 miles S of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center) and 106 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Brevard History

Brevard was settled in the early 1800s primarily by people of Scotch-Irish origin. The city was named after Ephraim Brevard, a teacher and surgeon. It is the county seat of Transylvania County, which was founded 1861 from parts of Jackson County and Henderson County. It was named from the Latin words "trans" meaning "across," and "sylvan" meaning "woods."

Brevard and Nearby Attractions

  • Blue Ridge Corn Maze
  • Pisgah National Forest
  • Jim Bob Tinsley Museum
  • Paris Mountain State Park
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • North Carolina Arboretum

Things To Do In Brevard

The College Shopping Center and Brevard Shopping Center are popular shopping destinations in the Brevard area. The Blue Ridge Corn Maze is a another popular attraction. Historical sites and museums located near Brevard include the Historical Johnson Farm, the Carl Sandburg Home National Historical Site, and Jim Bob Tinsley Museum. The Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina Arboretum, South Carolina Botanical Garden, and Table Rock State Park offer a host of recreational facilities as well. The community also celebrates the White Squirrel Festival, and Mountain Song Festival every year. Brevard is known as "The Land of Waterfalls" and offers easy access to numerous waterfalls like Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, and Connestee Falls.

Brevard Transportation

The closest major airport is Greenville - Spartanburg International Airport.

Brevard Higher Education

Brevard College is located in the city of Brevard. Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Clemson University are also close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,759
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens30%
Employed Population 16+2,963
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.4%
Median Earnings25+$29,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,292
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,724
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$624
Median House Value$208,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
English9.6%
Irish6%
Italian2.2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Norwegian1.3%
Polish1.2%
Canadian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
African0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
German0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
+ Show More

Brevard Almanac

CategoryValue
County Transylvania County
Standard Zip Codes28712
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.23
Approximate Longitude-82.73

Brevard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBREVARD
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip66.2 inches
StationCAESARS HEAD
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 79 F
Oct Temp47 to 64 F
Annual Precip75.3 inches
StationASHEVILLE RGNL AP
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canton4,191$41,250
Fletcher7,737$76,167
Hendersonville13,620$51,104
Laurel Park2,738$78,406
Rosman598$26,333
Saluda830$54,063

Brevard Public Libraries

Transylvania County Library
212 S GASTON ST
Brevard, North Carolina
(828) 884-3151

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Brevard Hospitals

Transylvania Community Hospital, Inc. And Bridgeway
(Non-profit)
P O Box 1116
(828) 884-9111

Brevard Public Schools

Brevard Academy
299 Andante Lane
ZIP: 28712
(828) 885-2665
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Brevard Elementary
601 Greenville Hwy
ZIP: 28712
(828) 884-2001
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Brevard High
609 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 28712
(828) 884-4103
High
Total Enrollment 725
Brevard Middle
400 Fisher Rd
ZIP: 28712
(828) 884-2091
Middle
Total Enrollment 547
Davidson River School
970 Ecusta Rd
ZIP: 28712
(828) 884-9567
Other
Total Enrollment 100
Pisgah Forest Elementary
1076 Ecusta Rd
ZIP: 28712
(828) 877-4481
Primary
Total Enrollment 546

Brevard Private Schools

Bethany Christian School
135 Bert Lane Rd
ZIP: 28712
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Mountain Sun Community School
71 Keystone Camp Rd
ZIP: 28712
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Wellspring Academy Of The Carolinas
1 Lambs Creek Rd
ZIP: 28712
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Sources :
Additional Details
Brevard Colleges
Brevard colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Brevard
Additional Resources
Info for Brevard Government Officials


Are you an official in the Brevard government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.