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.
Ayden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ayden is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ayden who work in food service (12.78%), teaching (12.72%), and sales jobs (12.56%).
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.
Being a small town, Ayden does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Ayden with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.52% of adults in Ayden have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ayden in 2010 was $18,400, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,600 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ayden include German, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Ayden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.