Purlear is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,093 people and just one neighborhood, Purlear is the 147th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Purlear is a blue-collar town, with 39.76% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Purlear is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Purlear who work in sales jobs (15.07%), office and administrative support (14.05%) and management occupations (7.28%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Purlear is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Purlear has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Purlear a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small town, Purlear does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.