Mount Gilead is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,180 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mount Gilead is the 382nd largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Mount Gilead, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.92% of Mount Gilead’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mount Gilead is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Gilead who work in teaching (12.23%), office and administrative support (8.80%), and healthcare (8.37%).
Of important note, Mount Gilead is also a town of artists. Mount Gilead has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mount Gilead’s character.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Mount Gilead is worth considering.
Being a small town, Mount Gilead does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Mount Gilead with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.89% of adults in Mount Gilead have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mount Gilead in 2010 was $17,746, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,984 for a family of four. However, Mount Gilead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mount Gilead is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mount Gilead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Gilead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Gilead include Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Mount Gilead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.