China Grove, NC


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China Grove is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,182 people and two constituent neighborhoods, China Grove is the 217th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, China Grove isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in China Grove are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, China Grove is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in China Grove who work in office and administrative support (13.04%), food service (12.86%), and healthcare (8.75%).

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

The citizens of China Grove have a very low rate of college education: just 9.65% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in China Grove in 2010 was $20,050, 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 $80,200 for a family of four. However, China Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. China Grove also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.88% of its population below the federal poverty line.

China Grove is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call China Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of China Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. China Grove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in China Grove include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in China Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.

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