Bryson City is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,458 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bryson City is the 356th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bryson City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bryson City is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bryson City who work in sales jobs (12.07%), healthcare (9.09%), and community and social services (8.93%).
One of the benefits of Bryson City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.63 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.
Bryson City is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Bryson City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.03% of the adults in Bryson City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bryson City in 2010 was $18,208, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,832 for a family of four.
Bryson City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bryson City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bryson City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bryson City include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Bryson City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Hindi and French.