Marvin, NC
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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. 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 $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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.91% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Marvin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.62 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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.