Huntersville, NC
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Huntersville is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 52,704 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Huntersville is the 19th largest community in North Carolina.

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

Huntersville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Huntersville is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntersville who work in management occupations (17.81%), sales jobs (15.70%), and office and administrative support (9.51%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.32% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Huntersville 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, Huntersville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Huntersville 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.

If knowledge is power, Huntersville is a pretty powerful place. 53.72% of the adults in Huntersville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Huntersville in 2010 was $39,446, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,784 for a family of four.

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

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