Garner is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 28,776 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Garner is the 33rd largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Garner is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Garner is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garner who work in office and administrative support (13.52%), sales jobs (12.61%), and management occupations (10.43%).
Also of interest is that Garner has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Garner is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Garner, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, Garner is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.65% of adults in Garner have a college degree.
The per capita income in Garner in 2010 was $28,973, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,892 for a family of four. However, Garner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Garner is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Garner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Garner residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Garner also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.49% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Garner include German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Garner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.