Ayden, NC
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Ayden is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,053 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ayden is the 156th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Ayden isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ayden are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ayden is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ayden who work in sales jobs (12.02%), food service (11.32%), and healthcare (11.32%).

In addition, Ayden is a college town. There are a lot of students in Ayden attending college, and as a result Ayden provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

As is often the case in a small town, Ayden doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Ayden with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.39% of adults in Ayden have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ayden in 2010 was $18,880, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,520 for a family of four. However, Ayden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ayden is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ayden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ayden residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Ayden include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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

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