Pisgah Forest, NC
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Pisgah Forest is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,426 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pisgah Forest is the 101st largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Pisgah Forest isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pisgah Forest are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pisgah Forest is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pisgah Forest who work in office and administrative support (11.97%), sales jobs (9.79%), and food service (8.89%).

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!) Pisgah Forest 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. Pisgah Forest has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pisgah Forest than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pisgah Forest may be for you.

The overall education level of Pisgah Forest is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.34% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pisgah Forest in 2010 was $23,078, 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 $92,312 for a family of four. However, Pisgah Forest contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pisgah Forest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pisgah Forest residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pisgah Forest include German, Irish, European, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Pisgah Forest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.