Grandy is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,633 people and just one neighborhood, Grandy is the 227th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Grandy is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.88% of the Grandy workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Grandy is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grandy who work in sales jobs (14.85%), maintenance occupations (9.76%) and teaching (9.69%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Grandy has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Grandy has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Grandy than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Grandy may be for you.
One of the nice things about Grandy is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Grandy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.18 minutes every day commuting to work.
Grandy is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.