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.
Peletier is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Peletier is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Peletier who work in management occupations (16.20%), office and administrative support (14.68%), and teaching (9.87%).
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.
Another notable thing is that Peletier is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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.
Peletier is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Peletier, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.82 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Peletier does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Peletier with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.07% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Peletier in 2010 was $20,162, 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 $80,648 for a family of four.
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, German, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Peletier is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.