Coats is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,408 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Coats is the 298th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Coats is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.07% of the Coats workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Coats is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Coats who work in office and administrative support (14.56%), food service (9.93%), and management occupations (7.52%).
In Coats, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Coats 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.
The percentage of adults in Coats with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.30% of adults in Coats have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Coats in 2010 was $17,349, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,396 for a family of four.
Coats is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Coats home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coats residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Coats also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.12% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coats include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Coats is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.