Fleetwood is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,886 people and just one neighborhood, Fleetwood is the 131st largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fleetwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fleetwood is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fleetwood who work in office and administrative support (14.44%), teaching (9.53%) and sales jobs (9.20%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Fleetwood is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Fleetwood’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, Fleetwood is worth considering.
In Fleetwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.15 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Fleetwood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.