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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.

People

Total Population 7,656
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 27.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,935
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,346
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39.7%
Median Gross Rent $627
Median House Value $189,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brevard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles S of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Transylvania
Standard Zip Codes 28712
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.233
Longitude -82.734

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)

Station BREVARD
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 66.2 inches
Station CAESARS HEAD
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 79 F
Oct Temp 47 to 64 F
Annual Precip 75.3 inches
Station ASHEVILLE RGNL AP
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canton 4,156 $38,553
Fletcher 7,394 $72,120
Hendersonville 13,457 $49,695
Laurel Park 2,765 $71,932
Rosman 721 $25,147
Saluda 656 $46,484

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brevard Public Libraries

Library
Transylvania County Library
105 SOUTH BROAD STREET
Brevard, North Carolina
(828) 884-3151
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Brevard Hospitals

TRANSYLVANIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
90 HOSPITAL DRIVE PO BOX 1116
(828) 883-5302
Emergency Service: Yes

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747 COUNTRY CLUB RD
828-884-4103
Serves 782 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

DAVIDSON RIVER SCHOOL
1000 ECUSTA RD
828-884-9567
A Non-traditional School
Serves 70 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.4

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