Granite Falls is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,662 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Granite Falls is the 162nd largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Granite Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Granite Falls is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Granite Falls who work in office and administrative support (17.52%), sales jobs (12.39%), and teaching (10.98%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Granite Falls rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.16% of adults 25 and older in Granite Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Granite Falls in 2010 was $19,845, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,380 for a family of four.
The people who call Granite Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Granite Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Granite Falls include Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and European.
The most common language spoken in Granite Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.