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Calabash, NC
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Calabash profile

Living in Calabash

Calabash is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,320 people and three associated neighborhoods, Calabash is the 308th largest community in North Carolina.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.41% 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.

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

One of the nice things about Calabash is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

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

In terms of college education, Calabash is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.07% of adults 25 and older in Calabash have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Calabash in 2018 was $27,818, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,272 for a family of four. However, Calabash contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Calabash is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Calabash home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Calabash residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Calabash also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Calabash include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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