WNC nonprofit statistics, by county

Small community organizations can be an important part of civic life, the N.C. Center for Nonprofits reports, but just a handful of schools, universities and hospitals actually account for the bulk of the money. Graphic by Anna Whitley

Data provided by N.C. Center for Nonprofits- includes quantity and revenue limited to organizations other than churches with annual gross revenues of $50,000 or greater, for fiscal year 2013. Employment data. Includes all employees at tax-exempt nonprofits of any type covered by the North Carolina Unemployment Insurance laws in 2013.

Avery County (2013 pop.17,713)

  • 43 nonprofits
  • report $89,477,266 in annual revenue
  • have 974 employees

Buncombe County (2013 pop. 247,912 )

  • 450 nonprofits
  • report $1,958,287,610 in annual revenue
  • have 16,196 employees

Cherokee County (2013 pop. 27,218)

  • 30 nonprofits
  • report $77,263,197 in annual revenue
  • have 969 employees

Clay County (2013 pop. 10,584)

  • 14 nonprofits
  • report $8,438,067 in annual revenue
  • have 66 employees

Graham County (2013 pop. 8,736)

  • 13 nonprofits
  • report $1,564,207 in annual revenue
  • have 37 employees

Haywood County (2013 pop. 59,183)

  • 66 nonprofits
  • report $71,099,156 in annual revenue
  • have 1,117 employees

Henderson County (2013 pop. 109,540)

  • 132 nonprofits
  • report $280,488,726 in annual revenue
  • have 4,336 employees

Jackson County (2013 pop. 40,919)

  • 68 nonprofits
  • report 163,670,544 in annual revenue
  • have 1,514 employees

Macon County (2013 pop. 33,857)

  • 73 nonprofits
  • report $53,371,021 in annual revenue
  • have 1,383 employees

Madison County (2013 pop. 21,022)

  • 32 nonprofits
  • report $60,404,046 in annual revenue
  • have 735 employees

McDowell County (2013 pop. 44,961)

  • 35 nonprofits
  • report $15,481,404 in annual revenue
  • have 782 employees

Mitchell County (2013 pop. 15,328)

  • 29 nonprofits
  • report $20,525,419 in annual revenue
  • have 680 employees

Polk County (2013 pop. 20,411)

  • 49 nonprofits
  • report $86,444,559 in annual revenue
  • have 883 employees

Rutherford County (2013 pop. 66,956)

  • 82 nonprofits
  • report $222,907,990 in annual revenue
  • have 2,148 employees

Swain County (2013 pop. 14,058)

  • 29 nonprofits
  • rep0rt $35,136,935 in annual revenue
  • have 771 employees

Transylvania County (2013 pop. 32,903)

  • 66 nonprofits
  • report $51,954,904 in annual revenue
  • have 1,364 employees

Yancey County (2013 pop. 17,566)

  • 31 nonprofits
  • report $8,823,590 in annual revenue
  • have 256 employees
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  1. boatrocker

    Only 23.2% from gob’mnt sources.
    Hardly bankrupting ”Merica or NC for the takers sucking off the teat.
    No steak and lobster tails here, Glenn Beck.
    Notice the % from private contributors.

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