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.

A relatively large number of people in Marvin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.82% 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", 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 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Marvin is a pretty powerful place. 77.34% 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 $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.