Dudley is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 826 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dudley is the 423rd largest community in North Carolina.
Another important characteristic of Dudley is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
A relatively large number of people in Dudley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Dudley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Dudley who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.73% of the adults in Dudley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dudley in 2018 was $21,671, 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 $86,684 for a family of four. However, Dudley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Dudley also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.22% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 47.03% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dudley include French, British, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.
In addition, Dudley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.43%).
The most common language spoken in Dudley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.