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Swain County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
PO Box 1397
Bryson City, NC 28713 www.nccourts.org/County/Swain/Def...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-488-7400
F: 828-488-7401
Couriers: 101 Mitchell St, Admin Bldg
Bryson City, NC 28713
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court
PO Box 1397
Bryson City, NC 28713 www.nccourts.org/County/Swain/Def...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-488-7400
F: 828-488-7401
Couriers: 101 Mitchell St, Admin Bldg
Bryson City, NC 28713
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court - Magistrate Office
PO Box 1397
Bryson City, NC 28713 www.nccourts.org/County/Swain/Def...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-488-7419
F: 828-488-7420
Couriers: 101 Mitchell St, Admin Bldg
Bryson City, NC 28713
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, mental or expunged records released
Magistrate records searchable on public terminals at courthouse plus are on the Judiciary’s online system for high volume requesters. The Magistrate, a person not a court, can take guilty pleas for traffic.

Swain County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Swain County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Swain County
Register of Deeds
101 Mitchell St
Bryson City, NC 28713 http://www.swaincorod.org/
8:30AM-5PM EST
Phone: 828-488-9273 ext. 2205
Fax: 828-488-6947
Recorded Documents

Swain County Vital Certificates

Swain County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Swain County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 528.10 sq mi
Population (2009): 13,404
  • Females: 51.4%
  • White: 68.7%
  • Black/African American: 1.9%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 67.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): 431
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 16.1%
High School Graduates (2000): 70.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 13.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.44
Housing Units (2000): 7,105
Homeownership Rate (2000): 76.8%
Migration Flow to Swain County, NC from (2007-2008):

Swain County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $239,704
  • Construction: $0
  • Retail Trade: $16,127
  • Professional and Technical Services: $4,524
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $2,716
  • Retail Trade: $16,127
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $20,485
  • Manufacturing: $14,494
  • Farms: $-590
  • Government: $108,016
Employed (2000): 5,363
Unemployed (2000): 605
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $24,500
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,041
Local Government Revenue (2007): $26,371 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $7,151 (thou. dol.)

Swain County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 193
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.5
Deaths (2007): 190
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.2

Swain County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 116
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 9
  • Robbery: 10
  • Aggravated Assault: 96
Property Crimes (2008): 554
  • Burglary: 139
  • Larceny-Theft: 382
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 33

Swain County Genealogy Records