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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dudley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.83% of the Dudley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dudley is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dudley who work in sales jobs (7.75%), farm management occupations (7.71%), and personal care services (7.45%).
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.
The percentage of adults in Dudley with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.00% of adults in Dudley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dudley in 2010 was $17,913, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,652 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 15.94% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dudley include English, German, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Dudley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.