Bladenboro is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,726 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bladenboro is the 323rd largest community in North Carolina.
Bladenboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bladenboro is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bladenboro who work in office and administrative support (15.21%), healthcare suport services (12.48%), and teaching (11.97%).
Of important note, Bladenboro is also a town of artists. Bladenboro has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bladenboro’s character.
The percentage of adults in Bladenboro with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.48% of adults in Bladenboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bladenboro in 2010 was $16,031, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,124 for a family of four. Bladenboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.19% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Bladenboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bladenboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bladenboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bladenboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.00% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bladenboro include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Bladenboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.