Laurel Park, NC
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Laurel Park is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,314 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Laurel Park is the 294th largest community in North Carolina.

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

Laurel Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Laurel Park is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurel Park who work in sales jobs (14.42%), healthcare (11.63%), and office and administrative support (11.09%).

Of important note, Laurel Park is also a town of artists. Laurel Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Laurel Park’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.15% 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Laurel Park has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Laurel Park has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Laurel Park than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Laurel Park may be for you.

Being a small town, Laurel Park does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Laurel Park ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Laurel Park, 48.58% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Laurel Park in 2010 was $32,827, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,308 for a family of four. However, Laurel Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Laurel Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laurel Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Laurel Park include German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Laurel Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.

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