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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bakersville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bakersville is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bakersville who work in personal care services (17.07%), management occupations (10.98%), and teaching (9.76%).
A relatively large number of people in Bakersville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.20% 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.
Bakersville 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 citizens of Bakersville have a very low rate of college education: just 8.87% 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 $12,087, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,348 for a family of four. Bakersville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 65.34% 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bakersville include Scots-Irish, English, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Bakersville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Hindi and Other Indo-European.