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.
Iron Station is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Iron Station is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Iron Station who work in office and administrative support (15.11%), maintenance occupations (12.99%), and business and financial occupations (12.39%).
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.
One downside of living in Iron Station is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Iron Station, the average commute to work is 32.05 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Iron Station is a very car-oriented town. 1.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Iron Station is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Iron Station has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Iron Station is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Iron Station has a very low overall level of education: only 7.07% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Iron Station in 2010 was $23,741, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,964 for a family of four. However, Iron Station contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Iron Station is a very 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 Scottish, English, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Iron Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.