Mount Holly is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,703 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Mount Holly is the 59th largest community in North Carolina. Mount Holly has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Mount Holly, where the median household income is $57,379.00.
Unlike some cities, Mount Holly isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mount Holly are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Holly is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Holly who work in management occupations (13.27%), office and administrative support (11.60%), and sales jobs (11.05%).
Also of interest is that Mount Holly has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Mount Holly telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.85% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The overall education level of Mount Holly citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.02% of adults in Mount Holly have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mount Holly in 2018 was $30,840, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,360 for a family of four. However, Mount Holly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mount Holly is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mount Holly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Holly residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Holly include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Mount Holly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.