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Climax, NC

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Overview


Climax is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,262 people and just one neighborhood, Climax is the 193rd largest community in North Carolina.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Climax is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Climax is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Climax who work in management occupations (21.82%), office and administrative support (14.16%), and healthcare (7.89%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.54% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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

The overall crime rate in Climax is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Climax has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Climax a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Climax is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Climax, the average commute to work is 30.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Climax is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The education level of Climax citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.12% of adults 25 and older in Climax have a college degree.

The per capita income in Climax in 2022 was $34,436, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,744 for a family of four. However, Climax contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Climax home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Climax residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Climax include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Climax is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America, with 32.2% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Climax are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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, 37.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 33.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.6%), and 12.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Climax, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (5.7%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (5.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (68.6%) 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 (21.8%) . 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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