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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fuquay-Varina, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fuquay-Varina, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fuquay-Varina’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fuquay-Varina does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $79,000.00.

Fuquay-Varina real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Fuquay-Varina house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Fuquay-Varina is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (12.93%), sales jobs (10.75%), and office and administrative support (9.01%).

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: 10.12% 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.

Fuquay-Varina 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 town’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, Fuquay-Varina’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Fuquay-Varina, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.31 minutes every day commuting to work.

Fuquay-Varina is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.67% of adults in Fuquay-Varina have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Fuquay-Varina in 2018 was $32,673, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,692 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. 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.