Marvin, NC
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Marvin is a somewhat small village located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,377 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Marvin is the 139th largest community in North Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Marvin, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Marvin, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Marvin’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Marvin does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $181,452.00.

Marvin home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Marvin real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Marvin is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marvin is a village of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marvin who work in management occupations (22.90%), sales jobs (21.66%), and business and financial occupations (13.06%).

Also of interest is that Marvin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Marvin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.91% 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.

In addition, Marvin is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Marvin is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Marvin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Marvin perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Marvin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Marvin, the average commute to work is 31.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Marvin is a pretty powerful place. 74.83% of the adults in Marvin have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Marvin in 2010 was $56,442, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,768 for a family of four.

Marvin is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Marvin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marvin residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Marvin include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Marvin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.