Laurel Park is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,321 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 87.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (20.97%), management occupations (15.56%), and office and administrative support (8.63%).
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.
Also of interest is that Laurel Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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, Laurel Park is worth considering.
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, 48.76% 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 $34,632, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,528 for a family of four. However, Laurel Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Laurel Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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. Laurel Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.36% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Laurel Park include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Laurel Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.