Brevard, NC

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Living in Brevard

Brevard is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,900 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, Brevard isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brevard are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brevard is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brevard who work in office and administrative support (15.39%), sales jobs (13.54%), and food service (11.30%).

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.

One of the benefits of Brevard is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.03 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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

The education level of Brevard citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.18% of adults in Brevard have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brevard in 2010 was $24,629, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,516 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Brevard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.