Brevard, NC
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Brevard is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,735 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brevard is the 107th largest community in North Carolina.

Brevard real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Brevard house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brevard is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brevard is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brevard who work in office and administrative support (16.25%), management occupations (10.33%), and food service (10.03%).

Of important note, Brevard is also a city of artists. Brevard has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brevard’s character.

Brevard is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Brevard enrolled in college, Brevard has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Being a small city, Brevard does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Brevard are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.19% of adults in Brevard have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brevard in 2010 was $23,056, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,224 for a family of four. However, Brevard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brevard is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brevard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brevard residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brevard include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Brevard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.