Mills River, NC
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Mills River is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,162 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mills River is the 114th largest community in North Carolina.

Mills River real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Mills River house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Mills River is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mills River is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mills River who work in management occupations (14.04%), sales jobs (13.03%), and office and administrative support (11.04%).

Mills River is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mills River’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small town, Mills River doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The overall education level of Mills River citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.45% of adults in Mills River have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mills River in 2010 was $28,400, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,600 for a family of four.

The people who call Mills River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mills River residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mills River include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Mills River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hungarian.