High Shoals is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 713 people and just one neighborhood, High Shoals is the 443rd largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in High Shoals, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 44.25% of High Shoals’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, High Shoals is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in High Shoals who work in office and administrative support (11.95%), food service (7.52%) and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.19%).
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!) High Shoals 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. High Shoals has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in High Shoals than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, High Shoals may be for you.
In High Shoals, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.00 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, High Shoals does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.