Foxfire is a very small village located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,324 people and just one neighborhood, Foxfire is the 374th largest community in North Carolina.
Foxfire real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Foxfire house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages, Foxfire isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Foxfire are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Foxfire is a village of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Foxfire who work in management occupations (17.86%), farm management occupations (9.58%), and healthcare (9.42%).
Also of interest is that Foxfire has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Foxfire is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Foxfire’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Foxfire is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Foxfire citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.73% of adults in Foxfire have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Foxfire in 2018 was $31,372, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,488 for a family of four. However, Foxfire contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Foxfire is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Foxfire home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Foxfire residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Foxfire include Italian, German, Irish, English, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Foxfire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 6.6% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 8.3% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of North Carolina. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.
Significantly, 7.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Foxfire are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 78.6% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 48.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.3%), and 7.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households. Some people also speak Italian (7.4%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Foxfire, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (15.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.4%), and residents who report German roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.1%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.