Indian Trail, NC
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Indian Trail is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 39,619 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Indian Trail is the 25th largest community in North Carolina. Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail, where the median household income is $79,010.00.

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

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Indian Trail is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indian Trail is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian Trail who work in sales jobs (13.26%), management occupations (11.94%), and office and administrative support (10.34%).

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

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

One downside of living in Indian Trail, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.71 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Indian Trail citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.74% of adults in Indian Trail have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Indian Trail in 2010 was $32,654, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,616 for a family of four. However, Indian Trail contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Indian Trail is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Indian Trail home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Indian Trail residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Indian Trail also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.49% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Indian Trail include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Indian Trail is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.