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Mount Olive, NC
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Mount Olive profile


Living in Mount Olive



Mount Olive is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,193 people and five associated neighborhoods, Mount Olive is the 194th largest community in North Carolina.

Mount Olive is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Mount Olive enrolled in college, Mount Olive has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

The percentage of adults in Mount Olive with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.06% of adults in Mount Olive have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mount Olive in 2018 was $27,462, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,848 for a family of four. However, Mount Olive contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Olive is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mount Olive home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Olive residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Mount Olive include English, Haitian, German, Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Mount Olive is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and French.