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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Granite Falls who work in office and administrative support (20.41%), sales jobs (10.98%), and teaching (9.43%).
The percentage of adults in Granite Falls who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.75% of the adults in Granite Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Granite Falls in 2010 was $20,675, 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 $82,700 for a family of four. However, Granite Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, English, Scots-Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Granite Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.