Stokesdale is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,458 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Stokesdale is the 150th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns, Stokesdale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Stokesdale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stokesdale is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stokesdale who work in management occupations (10.99%), sales jobs (9.64%), and office and administrative support (9.44%).
Also of interest is that Stokesdale 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: 8.06% 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, Stokesdale 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, Stokesdale really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Stokesdale 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.
One downside of living in Stokesdale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.91 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Stokesdale does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Stokesdale is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.80% of adults in Stokesdale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Stokesdale in 2018 was $43,741, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,964 for a family of four. However, Stokesdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Stokesdale is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Stokesdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stokesdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Stokesdale include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Stokesdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.