Stokesdale, NC
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Stokesdale is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,340 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Stokesdale is the 150th largest community in North Carolina. Stokesdale has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Stokesdale, where the median household income is $81,406.00.

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 (12.35%), office and administrative support (11.73%), and sales jobs (8.73%).

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.

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.

One downside of living in Stokesdale is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Stokesdale, the average commute to work is 30.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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

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: 38.15% of adults in Stokesdale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Stokesdale in 2010 was $38,910, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,640 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. Stokesdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stokesdale include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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

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