Asheboro, NC
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Asheboro is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 26,103 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Asheboro is the 34th largest community in North Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Asheboro is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.88% of the Asheboro workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Asheboro is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Asheboro who work in office and administrative support (11.81%), sales jobs (8.06%), and management occupations (5.54%).

The percentage of adults in Asheboro with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.07% of adults in Asheboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Asheboro in 2010 was $17,847, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,388 for a family of four.

Asheboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Asheboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Asheboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Asheboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Asheboro include English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Asheboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.