Burgaw, NC


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Burgaw is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,100 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Burgaw is the 202nd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Burgaw isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burgaw are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burgaw is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Burgaw who work in office and administrative support (20.08%), sales jobs (9.85%), and management occupations (7.74%).

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

In terms of college education, Burgaw is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.50% of adults 25 and older in Burgaw have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Burgaw in 2010 was $13,796, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,184 for a family of four. Burgaw also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.77% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Burgaw is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Burgaw home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burgaw residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Burgaw include German, Scottish, Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Burgaw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.

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