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 (10.61%), sales jobs (9.90%), and management occupations (9.65%).
A relatively large number of people in Leicester telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.79% 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.
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 percentage of adults in Leicester who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.42% of the adults 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.