Middlesex is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 814 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Middlesex is the 426th largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Middlesex, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.21% of Middlesex’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Middlesex is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middlesex who work in office and administrative support (21.46%), maintenance occupations (11.79%), and sales jobs (9.67%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Middlesex has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Middlesex has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Middlesex than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Middlesex may be for you.
One downside of living in Middlesex, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.84 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Middlesex doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Middlesex has a very low overall level of education: only 8.64% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Middlesex in 2010 was $14,715, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,860 for a family of four.
Middlesex is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Middlesex home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middlesex residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Middlesex also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.00% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Middlesex include English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Middlesex is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.