The Transylvania Times -

County Faces Challenges


February 28, 2019

Based on the demographic information presented at a recent Transylvania County Board of Commissioners meeting, this county faces some stiff challenges in the near future.

Two of the county’s biggest challenges are an increasingly older population and an economic environment that makes it difficult for young people, particularly young parents, to live here and prosper.

The population in Transylvania County, which has been one of the oldest in the state for several years, is continuing to age. The county’s median age in 2010 was 48.8. By 2017 it was 50.9 percent. That upward trend is ex...

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