Leicester, NC

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Living in Leicester

Leicester is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 16,097 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Leicester is the 61st largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Leicester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leicester is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leicester who work in sales jobs (8.74%), office and administrative support (7.95%), and healthcare suport services (7.71%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.85% 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.

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, Leicester is worth considering.

The percentage of adults in Leicester who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.22% of the adults in Leicester have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Leicester in 2010 was $24,413, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,652 for a family of four. However, Leicester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Leicester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leicester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Leicester include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Leicester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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