Engelhard is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 435 people and just one neighborhood, Engelhard is the 497th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Engelhard is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.11% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Engelhard is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Engelhard who work in sales jobs (22.57%), healthcare (14.93%) and management occupations (12.85%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.93% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Engelhard’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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, Engelhard has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Engelhard a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Engelhard 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Engelhard is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.91 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Engelhard is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.