Shallotte, NC
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Shallotte is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,991 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Shallotte is the 211th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Shallotte was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Shallotte economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Shallotte, where the median household income is $32,292.00.

Shallotte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shallotte is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shallotte who work in food service (14.21%), sales jobs (12.41%), and maintenance occupations (11.96%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Shallotte has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Shallotte has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Shallotte than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Shallotte may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Shallotte spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.47 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Shallotte citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.82% of adults in Shallotte have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Shallotte in 2010 was $23,649, 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 $94,596 for a family of four. However, Shallotte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shallotte is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Shallotte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shallotte residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Shallotte include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Shallotte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.