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|People QuickFacts||Swain County||North Carolina|
|Population, 2013 estimate||14,058||9,848,060|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||13,981||9,535,471|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||0.6%||3.3%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||6.4%||6.2%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||22.7%||23.2%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||18.1%||14.3%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||51.7%||51.3%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||65.9%||71.7%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.1%||22.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||27.9%||1.6%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.6%||2.6%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||4.4%||2.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||4.4%||8.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||63.9%||64.4%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||90.9%||84.4%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||2.0%||7.5%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||3.1%||10.8%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||80.3%||84.5%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||18.4%||26.8%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||18.6||23.5|
|Housing units, 2013||8,732||4,394,261|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||78.1%||67.1%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||7.6%||17.1%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$123,900||$153,600|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.50||2.51|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$20,904||$25,285|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$43,426||$46,450|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||22.5%||16.8%|
|Business QuickFacts||Swain County||North Carolina|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||362||217,4042|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||3,305||3,352,1512|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||-37.9%||2.1%2|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||1,273||669,501|
|Total number of firms, 2007||1,648||798,791|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||10.5%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||17.9%||1.0%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||2.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||2.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||34.0%||28.2%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||205,867,299|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||2,303||88,795,885|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||112,322||114,578,173|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$8,417||$12,641|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||561,555||16,126,939|
|Building permits, 2012||38||48,692|
|Geography QuickFacts||Swain County||North Carolina|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||528.00||48,617.91|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||26.5||196.1|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|