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Linville, NC

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Overview


Linville is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 283 people and just one neighborhood, Linville is the 535th largest community in North Carolina.

Occupations and Workforce

Linville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Linville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Linville who work in healthcare (31.58%), management occupations (24.21%), and office and administrative support (14.74%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 24.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Linville is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

The overall crime rate in Linville is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

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!) Linville 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. Linville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Linville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Linville may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Linville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The citizens of Linville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.15% of adults in Linville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Linville in 2022 was $36,668, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,672 for a family of four. However, Linville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Linville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Linville residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Linville include Scottish, German, Russian, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Linville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Greek.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 75.2% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 90.4% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

People

If you are planning to retire in North Carolina, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in North Carolina, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.4% of neighborhoods in NC. If a North Carolina retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 5.8% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Linville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 69.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 2.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 75.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 42.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 20.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.8%), and 17.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Linville, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.2%), and residents who report Scottish roots (7.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.2%), along with some Welsh ancestry residents (6.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (79.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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