Edenton is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,849 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Edenton is the 153rd largest community in North Carolina.
Edenton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Edenton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edenton who work in office and administrative support (16.83%), sales jobs (11.68%), and teaching (9.40%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Edenton, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Edenton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
As is often the case in a small town, Edenton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Edenton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.79% of the adults in Edenton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Edenton in 2010 was $16,946, 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 $67,784 for a family of four. However, Edenton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Edenton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.92% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Edenton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Edenton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edenton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Edenton include German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Edenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.