Havelock, NC
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Havelock is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 20,364 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Havelock is the 42nd largest community in North Carolina.

13.58% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Havelock. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Accommodation industries respectively employ 22.25% and 18.76% of the civilian workforce.

Havelock is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Havelock spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.10 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Havelock rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.62% of adults 25 and older in Havelock 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 Havelock in 2010 was $20,103, 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 $80,412 for a family of four. However, Havelock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Havelock is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Havelock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Havelock residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Havelock also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Havelock include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Havelock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.