Carrboro, NC
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Carrboro is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 21,265 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Carrboro is the 44th largest community in North Carolina.

Carrboro real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Carrboro house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Carrboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Carrboro is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carrboro who work in teaching (17.11%), management occupations (12.50%), and office and administrative support (9.03%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Carrboro has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.71% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Carrboro is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Carrboro area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Carrboro, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Carrboro is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.09% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Carrboro in 2010 was $38,270, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,080 for a family of four. However, Carrboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carrboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Carrboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carrboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Carrboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.41% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carrboro include English, Irish, Italian, and European.

In addition, Carrboro has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.59%).

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