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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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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.
12% of Swannanoa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Swannanoa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.
Buncombe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Swannanoa political report.
The average commute time for Swannanoa workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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