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Glen Alpine, NC

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Overview


Glen Alpine is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,524 people and just one neighborhood, Glen Alpine is the 346th largest community in North Carolina.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glen Alpine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glen Alpine is a town of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Alpine who work in management occupations (9.24%), sales jobs (8.59%), and healthcare (8.37%).

Of important note, Glen Alpine is also a town of artists. Glen Alpine has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Glen Alpine’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Glen Alpine telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.48% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Demographics

The population of Glen Alpine overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Glen Alpine, 24.37% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glen Alpine in 2022 was $26,927, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,708 for a family of four. However, Glen Alpine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glen Alpine is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Glen Alpine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Alpine residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glen Alpine include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Slavic.

The most common language spoken in Glen Alpine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Glen Alpine, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 88.5% of the neighborhoods in NC. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Glen Alpine are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 20.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 33.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (26.2%), and 11.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.8% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Glen Alpine, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (4.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (49.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.1%) 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.


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