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Mount Holly, NC
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Living in Mount Holly



Mount Holly is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 18,170 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 $64,742.00.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.70% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In Mount Holly, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.48 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Mount Holly is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.24% of adults in Mount Holly have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mount Holly in 2018 was $36,030, 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 $144,120 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, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Mount Holly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.