Dudley is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,742 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dudley is the 85th largest community in North Carolina.
Dudley is a blue-collar town, with 40.01% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Dudley is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dudley who work in office and administrative support (9.62%), farm management occupations (7.91%), and sales jobs (7.84%).
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, Dudley has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dudley a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Dudley is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Dudley, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 82.47% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Dudley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Dudley, just 12.71% 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 Dudley in 2010 was $16,516, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,064 for a family of four.
Dudley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dudley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dudley residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Dudley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.99% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dudley include English, German, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Dudley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.