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.
Unlike some towns, Coats isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Coats are a mix 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 office and administrative support (15.44%), food service (10.38%), and sales jobs (8.61%).
One downside of living in Coats is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Coats, the average commute to work is 30.75 minutes, which is quite a bit 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 rate of college-level education in Coats is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.75% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Coats in 2010 was $16,457, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,828 for a family of four. Coats also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.77% 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 24.85% 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 Russian.