Coats is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,500 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Coats is the 298th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Coats is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Coats is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Coats who work in sales jobs (13.57%), teaching (9.08%), and office and administrative support (8.97%).
Being a small town, Coats does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Coats, just 12.48% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Coats in 2018 was $17,975, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,900 for a family of four. Coats also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.26% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Coats is an extremely 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 16.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coats include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Coats is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.