Albemarle, NC
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Albemarle is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 16,003 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Albemarle is the 56th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Albemarle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Albemarle is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Albemarle who work in sales jobs (13.67%), office and administrative support (12.90%), and management occupations (7.76%).

The percentage of adults in Albemarle who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.67% of the adults in Albemarle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Albemarle in 2010 was $19,726, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,904 for a family of four. However, Albemarle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Albemarle is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Albemarle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Albemarle residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Albemarle include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Albemarle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.