Manns Harbor is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 851 people and just one neighborhood, Manns Harbor is the 427th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Manns Harbor is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.35% of the Manns Harbor workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Manns Harbor is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manns Harbor who work in sales jobs (17.72%), maintenance occupations (10.85%) and personal care services (9.76%).
A relatively large number of people in Manns Harbor telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.59% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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!) Manns Harbor 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. Manns Harbor has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Manns Harbor than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Manns Harbor may be for you.
Manns Harbor is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Manns Harbor doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.