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Swannanoa is in Buncombe County, in the Asheville metro area.

The community was named for the river

The latitude of Swannanoa is 35.597N. The longitude is -82.4W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,195 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,132.


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Median household income
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$31,218
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Swannanoa demographic reports
Swannanoa is in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Cooper
Colleges and universities: Warren Wilson College

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12% of Swannanoa residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Swannanoa ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Swannanoa was $16,804, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Swannanoa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Swannanoa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.


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

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The average commute time for Swannanoa workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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