Dudley is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,739 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. 36.02% 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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dudley who work in sales jobs (10.55%), farm management occupations (8.93%), and teaching (7.59%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Dudley is worth considering.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Dudley rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.71% of adults 25 and older in Dudley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Dudley in 2010 was $18,768, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,072 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 17.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dudley include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Dudley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.