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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Garden who work in sales jobs (14.29%), management occupations (14.29%), and office and administrative support (14.00%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.10% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Pleasant Garden is worth considering.

Pleasant Garden is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Pleasant Garden isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 0.98% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Being a small town, Pleasant Garden does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Pleasant Garden is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.26% 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 $28,073, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,292 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 German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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

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