Ruffin is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 360 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ruffin is the 513th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ruffin is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.54% of the Ruffin workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ruffin is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruffin who work in office and administrative support (20.98%), management occupations (15.12%), and farm management occupations (12.20%).
In addition, many people in Ruffin have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.22% 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.
Overall, Ruffin’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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, Ruffin is worth considering.
In Ruffin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Ruffin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Ruffin rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.97% of adults 25 and older in Ruffin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Ruffin in 2010 was $19,319, 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 $77,276 for a family of four.
Ruffin is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ruffin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ruffin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ruffin include German, Scots-Irish, English, Irish, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Ruffin is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.