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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ruffin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ruffin is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruffin who work in management occupations (27.54%), office and administrative support (15.22%), and sales jobs (10.14%).
Also of interest is that Ruffin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.22% 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.
Because of many things, Ruffin is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ruffin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ruffin perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Ruffin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Ruffin who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.14% of adults in Ruffin have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ruffin in 2010 was $24,665, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,660 for a family of four.
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. Important ancestries of people in Ruffin include Italian, English, Scots-Irish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Ruffin is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.