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.
Unlike some towns, Laurel Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Laurel Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Laurel Park is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurel Park who work in sales jobs (14.94%), office and administrative support (10.14%), and healthcare (9.51%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Laurel Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Laurel Park 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.
Laurel Park is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.31% of adults in Laurel Park have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Laurel Park in 2010 was $28,177, 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 $112,708 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 Black or African-American. 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 Spanish and Thai.