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Swain County, North Carolina

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 12,968
  • Males: 6,371
  • Females: 6,597

Ethnicity:

  • White: 8,704
  • Black/African American: 264
  • Hispanic: 115
  • Native American/Eskimo: 3,498
  • Asian: 22
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 0
  • 2 or more: 365

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (11,550)
  2. Cherokee (350)
  3. Spanish (170)
  4. German (45)
  5. French (25)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 125

  1. Mexico (54)
  2. United Kingdom (16)
  3. Poland (15)
  4. India (13)
  5. Peru (5)
  6. Philippines (5)
  7. Vietnam (4)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (3,639)
  2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The (377)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (310)
  4. Catholic Church (226)
  5. Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) (188)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 6,563
    • Sensory: 924
    • Physical: 1,762
    • Mental: 807
    • Self-care: 604
    • Go outside home: 1,155
    • Employment: 1,286

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 228

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 5,137
    • Utility gas: 59
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,234
    • Electricity: 1,754
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 1,421
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 645
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 2
    • No fuel used: 22

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 8,817
    • No vehicle: 556
    • 1 or more vehicle: 8,261

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 73
    • No High School: 812
    • Some High School: 1,692
    • High School: 2,635
    • Some College: 1,700
    • Associate's Degree: 614
    • College Degree: 851
    • Master's Degree: 243
    • Professional Degree: 97
    • Doctoral Degree: 22

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 5,137
    • Owners with phone: 3,792
    • Owners without phone: 157
    • Renters with phone: 1,089
    • Renters without phone: 99

    10 closest counties:

    1. Macon County, North Carolina
    2. Jackson County, North Carolina
    3. Graham County, North Carolina
    4. Sevier County, Tennessee
    5. Haywood County, North Carolina
    6. Clay County, North Carolina
    7. Rabun County, Georgia
    8. Towns County, Georgia
    9. Cocke County, Tennessee
    10. Blount County, Tennessee

    FBOs

    • REACH 2010 - Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian, Cherokee REACH 2010: PO Box 666, Cherokee - 828-497-1970 fax: 828-497-7380 |
      Audience targeted: Native Americans, approximately 11,500

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    28702, 28713, 28719

    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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