Fuquay-Varina, NC
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Fuquay-Varina is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 23,907 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 $59,592.00.

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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fuquay-Varina who work in office and administrative support (12.78%), sales jobs (9.73%), and management occupations (9.17%).

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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fuquay-Varina, the average commute to work is 31.72 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Fuquay-Varina does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Fuquay-Varina are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.39% of adults in Fuquay-Varina have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fuquay-Varina in 2010 was $27,096, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,384 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 10.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fuquay-Varina include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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