Maxton is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,451 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Maxton is the 284th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Maxton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Maxton is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maxton who work in personal care services (10.49%), sales jobs (9.16%), and office and administrative support (7.24%).
As is often the case in a small town, Maxton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Maxton is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.18% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Maxton in 2010 was $12,472, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,888 for a family of four. Maxton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.89% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Maxton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Maxton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maxton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Maxton include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Maxton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.