Holly Springs, NC
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Holly Springs is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 31,377 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Holly Springs is the 36th largest community in North Carolina. Holly Springs has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Holly Springs, where the median household income is $94,452.00.

Holly Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Holly Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Holly Springs is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Holly Springs is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holly Springs who work in management occupations (16.17%), sales jobs (12.43%), and office and administrative support (11.07%).

Also of interest is that Holly Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Holly Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.28% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Holly Springs is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Holly Springs is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Holly Springs’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Holly Springs, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Holly Springs is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.93% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Holly Springs in 2010 was $35,558, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,232 for a family of four.

Holly Springs is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Holly Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holly Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Holly Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Holly Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.