Rougemont is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,051 people and just one neighborhood, Rougemont is the 402nd largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Rougemont real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Rougemont house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rougemont is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rougemont is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rougemont who work in office and administrative support (21.58%), healthcare (19.71%) and sales jobs (9.96%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.09% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Rougemont is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rougemont a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rougemont has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rougemont’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Rougemont is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rougemont, the average commute to work is 33.96 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Rougemont does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.