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Brevard is a city in Transylvania County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Ephraim Brevard, teacher and surgeon

The latitude of Brevard is 35.233N. The longitude is -82.734W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,231 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,693.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,497
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brevard demographic reports
Brevard is in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Known for its many waterfalls, particularly Sliding Rock, a natural water slide
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • White Squirrel Festival - May 26-27, 2007
  • Mountain Song Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brevard web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Pisgah National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Jim Bob Tinsley Museum
Colleges and universities: Brevard College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Brevard demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Transylvania County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28768 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Brevard residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brevard ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brevard was $18,256, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Brevard residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brevard, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $846.


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Libraries in Brevard include Transylvania County Library ... View libraries

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Transylvania County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brevard political report.

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The average commute time for Brevard workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Brevard include Holiday Inn Express.

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