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Pittsboro, NC
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Pittsboro profile


Living in Pittsboro



Pittsboro is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,712 people and eight associated neighborhoods, Pittsboro is the 178th largest community in North Carolina. Pittsboro has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Pittsboro, where the median household income is $62,513.00.

Pittsboro real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Pittsboro house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that Pittsboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Pittsboro is also a town of artists. Pittsboro has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pittsboro’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.16% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Pittsboro 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.

The education level of Pittsboro ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Pittsboro, 44.94% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Pittsboro in 2018 was $38,256, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,024 for a family of four. However, Pittsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Pittsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.