Ruffin, NC
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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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ruffin is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruffin who work in management occupations (32.61%), office and administrative support (15.76%), and sales jobs (8.70%).

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: 12.50% 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.

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.

Being a small town, Ruffin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Ruffin are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.62% of adults in Ruffin having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ruffin in 2010 was $25,827, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,308 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 English, Scots-Irish, Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Ruffin is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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