Stokesdale is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,413 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Stokesdale is the 150th largest community in North Carolina.
Stokesdale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Stokesdale is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stokesdale who work in management occupations (10.99%), office and administrative support (10.88%), and sales jobs (9.61%).
Of important note, Stokesdale is also a town of artists. Stokesdale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Stokesdale’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.14% 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.
Stokesdale is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Stokesdale’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Stokesdale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Stokesdale is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Stokesdale citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.64% of adults in Stokesdale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Stokesdale in 2010 was $38,370, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,480 for a family of four. However, Stokesdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Stokesdale is a somewhat 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 Polish.