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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Holly Springs, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Holly Springs, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Holly Springs’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Holly Springs does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $91,755.00.

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 90.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Holly Springs is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holly Springs who work in management occupations (13.87%), office and administrative support (11.33%), and sales jobs (10.69%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.31% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Holly Springs is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Holly Springs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Holly Springs perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Holly Springs. 54.90% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Holly Springs in 2010 was $34,257, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,028 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 African languages.