Fuquay-Varina, NC

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Living in Fuquay-Varina

Fuquay-Varina is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 30,324 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Fuquay-Varina is the 50th largest community in North Carolina. Fuquay-Varina has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fuquay-Varina, where the median household income is $74,618.00.

Fuquay-Varina is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fuquay-Varina is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fuquay-Varina who work in management occupations (12.58%), sales jobs (10.82%), and office and administrative support (9.51%).

Also of interest is that Fuquay-Varina has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.03% 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.

Because of many things, Fuquay-Varina is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fuquay-Varina really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fuquay-Varina perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Fuquay-Varina, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.32 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Fuquay-Varina ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fuquay-Varina, 43.67% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Fuquay-Varina in 2018 was $30,534, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,136 for a family of four. However, Fuquay-Varina contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fuquay-Varina is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fuquay-Varina home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fuquay-Varina residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fuquay-Varina also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.08% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fuquay-Varina include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Fuquay-Varina is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.