Candler, NC
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Candler is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,773 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Candler is the 53rd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Candler is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Candler is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Candler who work in office and administrative support (12.93%), sales jobs (12.65%), and food service (7.36%).

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

The education level of Candler citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.84% of adults 25 and older in Candler have a college degree.

The per capita income in Candler in 2010 was $20,310, 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 $81,240 for a family of four. However, Candler contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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