Rosman, situated in Transylvania County, is a small town made up of .4 square miles.
September 11, 2017
Rosman was founded as Jeptha. The town's name changed to Toxaway in the early 1900s, and it was changed once more in 1903 to Eastatoe. The town finally assumed its current name of Rosman in 1905.
The median resident age in Rosman is 34 years. The median estimated household income is about $24,000 making it about $24,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Rosman is about $145,000 (2015) which is $15,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Rosman is 72% White, 17% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, and 7% other. 71% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 42% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 37% that have never been married.
Rosman belongs to Transylvania County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after The Transylvania Company, is a part of the Brevard, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 33,100. The county seat and largest city Brevard, has a population of 7,600.
Transylvania County borders Henderson, Jackson, Haywood, Buncombe, Greenville (SC), Pickens (SC), and Oconee (SC) counties.
Transylvania County is made up of 381 square miles. 379 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.
The population of Rosman, NC is about 580. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.
The elevation of Rosman, NC is 2,205 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Rosman, NC is 28772.
The area code for Rosman, NC is 828.
Historically speaking Rosman and Transylvania County have voted mostly Republican, with 58% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 46% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 5%.
The unemployment rate for Rosman is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Agriculture, waste management, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Transylvania Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Transylvania County area.