Bakersville is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 452 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bakersville is the 490th largest community in North Carolina.
Bakersville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bakersville is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bakersville who work in sales jobs (23.65%), law enforcement and fire fighting (14.19%), and business and financial occupations (7.43%).
A relatively large number of people in Bakersville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.46% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The overall crime rate in Bakersville is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Bakersville is worth considering.
Being a small town, Bakersville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Bakersville have a very low rate of college education: just 8.67% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Bakersville in 2010 was $13,174, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,696 for a family of four. However, Bakersville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Bakersville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 50.51% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Bakersville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bakersville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bakersville include Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bakersville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.