Swannanoa, North Carolina

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Swannanoa, North Carolina
Census-designated place
Location of Swannanoa, North Carolina
Location of Swannanoa, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°36′17″N 82°23′17″W / 35.60472°N 82.38806°W / 35.60472; -82.38806Coordinates: 35°36′17″N 82°23′17″W / 35.60472°N 82.38806°W / 35.60472; -82.38806
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Buncombe
Area
 • Total 6.43 sq mi (16.66 km2)
 • Land 6.40 sq mi (16.57 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation 2,195 ft (669 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,576
 • Density 715/sq mi (276.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28778
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-66280[1]
GNIS feature ID 0995757[2]

Swannanoa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,576 at the 2010 census.[3] The community is named for the Swannanoa River, which flows through the settlement. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Swannanoa is located in eastern Buncombe County at 35°36′17″N 82°23′17″W / 35.60472°N 82.38806°W / 35.60472; -82.38806 (35.604808, -82.387921),[4] between Asheville and Black Mountain. Interstate 40 passes through the main commercial area of Swannanoa, which is focused around the Ingles supermarket and gas station. The old commercial area sits beside an empty lot where the old Beacon Blankets plant once sat. The Beacon Plant was the center of the Swannanoa community, built by the late Charles D. Owen,Sr.[citation needed]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.7 km2), of which 6.4 square miles (16.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.53%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,132 people, 1,652 households, and 1,113 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 649.5 people per square mile (250.8/km2). There were 1,774 housing units at an average density of 278.9 per square mile (107.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.53% White, 5.06% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.21% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.52% of the population.

There were 1,652 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,218, and the median income for a family was $39,980. Males had a median income of $27,561 versus $22,939 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,804. About 8.5% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Higher education[edit]

Warren Wilson College is located west of the Swannanoa CDP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fairview CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.