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Catawba, NC
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Living in Catawba



Catawba is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 704 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Catawba is the 445th largest community in North Carolina.

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

One downside of living in Catawba, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.37 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Catawba does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Catawba has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.15% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Catawba in 2018 was $25,778, 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 $103,112 for a family of four. However, Catawba contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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