Maxton, NC
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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.

Maxton is a blue-collar town, with 41.38% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Maxton is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maxton who work in sales jobs (10.17%), office and administrative support (7.49%), and teaching (6.78%).

Maxton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Maxton has a very low overall level of education: only 9.39% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Maxton in 2010 was $12,065, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,260 for a family of four. Maxton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.61% 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.

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