Middlesex, NC
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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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Middlesex is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.17% of the Middlesex workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Middlesex is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middlesex who work in office and administrative support (17.97%), maintenance occupations (17.26%), and food service (8.75%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Middlesex has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Middlesex a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Middlesex, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.87 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 citizens of Middlesex have a very low rate of college education: just 7.76% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Middlesex in 2010 was $13,011, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,044 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 34.78% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Middlesex include English, German, Scottish, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Middlesex is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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