Bald Head Island is a tiny coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 168 people and just one neighborhood, Bald Head Island is the 543rd largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Bald Head Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Bald Head Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Bald Head Island is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bald Head Island is a village of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bald Head Island who work in sales jobs (50.00%), business and financial occupations (16.67%) and maintenance occupations (12.50%).
Also of interest is that Bald Head Island has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 39.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Bald Head Island is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the village’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Bald Head Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Bald Head Island is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bald Head Island a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bald Head Island has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bald Head Island’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bald Head Island has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bald Head Island a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Bald Head Island is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 7.50 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small village, Bald Head Island does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.