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.
Ruffin is a blue-collar town, with 38.54% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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%).
Another important characteristic of Ruffin is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in 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.
Ruffin’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe 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, Ruffin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ruffin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Ruffin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ruffin, the average commute to work is 34.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Ruffin is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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.