Bailey, NC
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Bailey is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 565 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bailey is the 468th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Bailey isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bailey are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bailey is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bailey who work in office and administrative support (24.24%), sales jobs (8.23%), and management occupations (6.93%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bailey has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bailey has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bailey than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bailey may be for you.

Bailey is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Bailey with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.63% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bailey in 2010 was $20,337, 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 $81,348 for a family of four. However, Bailey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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