Peletier is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 651 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Peletier is the 450th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Peletier is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Peletier is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Peletier who work in office and administrative support (16.96%), sales jobs (11.70%), and teaching (8.19%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Peletier. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Peletier is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Peletier enrolled in college, Peletier has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Peletier has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Peletier has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Peletier than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Peletier may be for you.
One of the nice things about Peletier is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Peletier is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Peletier, just 8.99% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Peletier in 2010 was $17,671, 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 $70,684 for a family of four. Peletier also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.42% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Peletier home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Peletier residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Peletier include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Peletier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.