Cameron, NC
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Cameron is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 295 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cameron is the 529th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cameron is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cameron is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cameron who work in sales jobs (14.38%), personal care services (9.38%), and office and administrative support (8.75%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.64% 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.

Overall, Cameron’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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

Cameron is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Cameron with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.98% of adults in Cameron have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cameron in 2010 was $16,887, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,548 for a family of four.

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

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

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