Chadbourn, NC

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Chadbourn is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,545 people and just one neighborhood, Chadbourn is the 340th largest community in North Carolina.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Chadbourn isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chadbourn are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chadbourn is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chadbourn who work in sales jobs (25.85%), maintenance occupations (11.11%), and food service (7.94%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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


In Chadbourn, just 9.73% 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 Chadbourn in 2018 was $17,010, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,040 for a family of four. However, Chadbourn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Chadbourn also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.46% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

The most common language spoken in Chadbourn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Chadbourn, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.


From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 97.7% of all American neighborhoods.


The neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Chadbourn are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 41.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 42.4% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (18.4%), and 8.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.


The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.2% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Chadbourn, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (4.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (4.0%), and residents who report Native American roots (3.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (1.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

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