Caswell Beach is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 416 people and just one neighborhood, Caswell Beach is the 508th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Caswell Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Caswell Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Caswell Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Caswell Beach is a town of managers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Caswell Beach who work in management occupations (22.73%), food service (13.64%) and sales jobs (9.74%).
Also of interest is that Caswell Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Caswell Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.47% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Caswell Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
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!) Caswell Beach 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. Caswell Beach has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Caswell Beach than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Caswell Beach may be for you.
Caswell Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Caswell Beach spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.42 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Caswell Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.