Mount Olive is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,198 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Mount Olive is the 194th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mount Olive is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.86% of the Mount Olive workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mount Olive is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Olive who work in food service (13.66%), office and administrative support (12.32%), and sales jobs (7.92%).
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.
Being a small town, Mount Olive does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Mount Olive citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.85% of adults 25 and older in Mount Olive have a college degree.
The per capita income in Mount Olive in 2018 was $30,045, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,180 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 Haitian, English, German, Scots-Irish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Mount Olive is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.