Bolivia, NC
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Living in Bolivia


Bolivia is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 149 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bolivia is the 567th largest community in North Carolina.

Bolivia is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bolivia is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bolivia who work in office and administrative support (17.86%), teaching (14.29%), and sales jobs (12.50%).

Also of interest is that Bolivia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Bolivia telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 23.53% 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.

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!) Bolivia 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. Bolivia has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bolivia than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bolivia may be for you.

Bolivia 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

As is often the case in a small town, Bolivia doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Bolivia is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.07% of adults in Bolivia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bolivia in 2018 was $19,135, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,540 for a family of four.

The people who call Bolivia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bolivia residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bolivia include German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Bolivia is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and African languages.