Leicester is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 16,330 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 healthcare suport services (8.30%), sales jobs (7.64%), and office and administrative support (7.56%).
A relatively large number of people in Leicester telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.19% 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.
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.
The education level of Leicester citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.25% of adults in Leicester have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Leicester in 2018 was $25,755, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,020 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, English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Leicester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.