Hiddenite is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 539 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hiddenite is the 482nd largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hiddenite is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hiddenite is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hiddenite who work in sales jobs (30.94%), office and administrative support (19.73%), and maintenance occupations (6.28%).
Of important note, Hiddenite is also a town of artists. Hiddenite has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hiddenite’s character.
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!) Hiddenite 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. Hiddenite has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hiddenite than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hiddenite may be for you.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.97 minutes getting to work every day.
Hiddenite is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Hiddenite, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 1.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Hiddenite doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Hiddenite who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.00% of the adults in Hiddenite have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hiddenite in 2010 was $11,650, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,600 for a family of four. Hiddenite also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.83% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Hiddenite is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hiddenite home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hiddenite residents report their race to be White. Hiddenite also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.39% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hiddenite include German, Dutch, Italian, and Greek.
The most common language spoken in Hiddenite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.