Marvin is a somewhat small village located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,181 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.91% 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". 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.
Marvin is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Marvin’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Marvin, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.62 minutes every day commuting to work.
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.