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.
When you are in Dudley, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.01% of Dudley’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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%).
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!) Dudley 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. Dudley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dudley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dudley may be for you.
Dudley 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 people in Dudley with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.71% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
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.