Fletcher, NC
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Fletcher is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,233 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fletcher is the 112th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fletcher is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fletcher is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fletcher who work in office and administrative support (16.66%), sales jobs (16.41%), and healthcare (8.57%).

Of important note, Fletcher is also a town of artists. Fletcher has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fletcher’s character.

The population of Fletcher is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.14% of adults in Fletcher have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fletcher in 2010 was $30,371, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,484 for a family of four. However, Fletcher contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fletcher is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fletcher home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fletcher residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fletcher include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Fletcher is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.