Leicester is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 16,082 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 (11.10%), sales jobs (9.67%), and management occupations (8.89%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Leicester has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Leicester a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The education level of Leicester citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.39% of adults 25 and older in Leicester have a college degree.
The per capita income in Leicester in 2010 was $22,517, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,068 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 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.