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Bryson City is a town in Swain County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Capt. Thaddeus Bryson, one of the founders of Charleston.

The latitude of Bryson City is 35.430N. The longitude is -83.447W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,752 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,392.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,232
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bryson City demographic reports
Bryson City is on the Tuckasegee River.
Former and merged names include:
· Charleston
Local landmarks include a monument to Tsali, a Cherokee warrior executed in 1838 for resisting the removal of his people from the southern Appalachians
Local festivals include:
  • Strawberry Jam Festival - May 19, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - May 25-26, 2007
  • Maple Leaf Festival - Oct. 16, 2007
  • Railfest - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bryson City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bryson City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Swain 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 28713 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Bryson City residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bryson City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bryson City was $14,446, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Bryson City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bryson City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $266.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $758.


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Libraries in Bryson City include Marianna Black Library ... View libraries

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Swain County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bryson City political report.

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The average commute time for Bryson City workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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