Pleasant Garden, NC
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Pleasant Garden is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,715 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Garden is the 174th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Pleasant Garden isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pleasant Garden are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pleasant Garden is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Garden who work in office and administrative support (15.15%), sales jobs (14.59%), and management occupations (14.16%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.70% 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.

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

Pleasant Garden 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 terms of college education, Pleasant Garden is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.83% of adults 25 and older in Pleasant Garden have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pleasant Garden in 2010 was $24,249, 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 $96,996 for a family of four. However, Pleasant Garden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Pleasant Garden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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