East Bend is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 600 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Bend is the 458th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Bend is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Bend is a town of service providers, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Bend who work in management occupations (12.67%), office and administrative support (12.22%), and teaching (9.50%).
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!) East Bend 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. East Bend has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in East Bend than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, East Bend may be for you.
Being a small town, East Bend does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of East Bend are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.91% of adults in East Bend have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in East Bend in 2010 was $20,907, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,628 for a family of four.
East Bend is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Bend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Bend residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. East Bend also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.87% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Bend include English, Italian, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in East Bend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.