Catawba is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 702 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Catawba is the 445th largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Catawba, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 53.26% of Catawba’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Catawba is a town of transportation and shipping workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Catawba who work in office and administrative support (6.53%), management occupations (5.84%), and teaching (5.15%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Catawba is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Catawba doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Catawba, just 7.11% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Catawba in 2018 was $23,418, 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 $93,672 for a family of four.
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, English, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Catawba is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.