Roper is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 579 people and just one neighborhood, Roper is the 459th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Roper, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.01% of Roper’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Roper is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Roper who work in office and administrative support (16.31%), farm management occupations (9.93%) and maintenance occupations (8.51%).
Setting & Lifestyle
One of the nice things about Roper is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Roper, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.79 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Roper does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.