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.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Leicester who work in office and administrative support (10.61%), sales jobs (9.90%), and management occupations (9.65%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.79% 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!) 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.
In terms of college education, Leicester is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.42% of adults 25 and older in Leicester have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Leicester in 2010 was $23,750, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,000 for a family of four. However, Leicester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Leicester is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Leicester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.