Statesville, NC
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Statesville is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 26,221 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Statesville is the 37th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Statesville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Statesville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Statesville who work in office and administrative support (13.02%), sales jobs (10.82%), and management occupations (6.42%).

As is often the case in a small city, Statesville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Statesville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.86% of adults 25 and older in Statesville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Statesville in 2010 was $20,883, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,532 for a family of four. However, Statesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Statesville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.26% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Statesville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Statesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Statesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Statesville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Statesville include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and African.

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