Leicester is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,936 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Leicester is the 61st largest community in North Carolina.
Leicester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Leicester is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leicester who work in sales jobs (13.21%), office and administrative support (13.20%), and management occupations (9.18%).
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!) Leicester 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. Leicester has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Leicester than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Leicester may be for you.
One downside of living in Leicester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Leicester, the average commute to work is 30.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Leicester rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.51% of adults 25 and older in Leicester have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Leicester in 2010 was $21,661, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,644 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, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Leicester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.