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Princeton, NC
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Living in Princeton


Princeton is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,371 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Princeton is the 370th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Princeton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Princeton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton who work in office and administrative support (16.27%), food service (9.98%), and sales jobs (9.80%).

As is often the case in a small town, Princeton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Princeton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.24% of adults 25 and older in Princeton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Princeton in 2018 was $20,913, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,652 for a family of four. However, Princeton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Princeton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Princeton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Princeton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Princeton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.71% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Princeton include Irish, English, German, African, and Polish.

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


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