Iron Station is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 770 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Iron Station is the 434th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Iron Station is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Iron Station is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Iron Station who work in office and administrative support (16.84%), sales jobs (15.46%), and business and financial occupations (13.75%).
Of important note, Iron Station is also a town of artists. Iron Station has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Iron Station’s character.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Iron Station is worth considering.
In Iron Station, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.79 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Iron Station is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Iron Station isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 1.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small town, Iron Station does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Iron Station have a very low rate of college education: just 8.44% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Iron Station in 2010 was $26,457, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,828 for a family of four. However, Iron Station contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Iron Station is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Iron Station home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Iron Station residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Iron Station include English, Irish, Polish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Iron Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.