Marvin, NC
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Marvin is a somewhat small village located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,490 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Marvin is the 139th largest community in North Carolina. Marvin has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Marvin, where the median household income is $170,500.00.

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 94.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marvin is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marvin who work in management occupations (25.44%), sales jobs (15.67%), and business and financial occupations (11.35%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.82% 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.

In addition, Marvin is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Marvin is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Marvin a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Marvin has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Marvin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Marvin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Marvin. 77.34% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Marvin in 2010 was $66,342, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $265,368 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. Marvin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.59% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marvin include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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