Labor Force

Transylvania County, NC is part of the combined Asheville-Brevard Metropolitan Statistical Area whose labor force exceeds 230,000. Transylvania County pulls workforce from both the Asheville and Upstate S.C. markets. Population growth in Transylvania County averages a sustainable 1.3% per year. The community’s established industrial and biotechnology clusters along with educational assets like Brevard College and the Brevard Music Center attract a population with higher than average educational attainment and skill levels. The percentage of citizens with a graduate or professional degree is higher in Transylvania County and Brevard than the rest of the region and state.

Labor Force

Transylvania County

Asheville-Brevard MSA

13,239

231,437

Source: AccessNC North Carolina Dept. of Commerce

 

Educational Attainment

 

Transylvania County

Brevard

Asheville MSA

North Carolina

Graduate or Professional

11.1

13.3

10.9

9.3

Bachelors

16.5

22.2

19.2

18.0

Associates

10.1

6.6

9.1

8.7

Some College

22.1

25.0

21.7

21.9

High School

28.5

20.6

26.9

27.0

Source: U.S. Census



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