Creston is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,453 people and just one neighborhood, Creston is the 282nd largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Creston is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.80% of the Creston workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Creston is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Creston who work in sales jobs (11.68%), healthcare suport services (9.02%) and office and administrative support (8.55%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.98% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 Creston 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Creston has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Creston has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Creston than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Creston may be for you.
One downside of living in Creston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.61 minutes every day commuting to work.