Leicester is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,301 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Leicester is the 63rd largest community in North Carolina.
Also of interest is that Leicester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Leicester telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.17% 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.
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.
Being a small town, Leicester does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Leicester citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.36% of adults in Leicester have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Leicester in 2018 was $26,316, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,264 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Leicester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.