Sunbury is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 274 people and just one neighborhood, Sunbury is the 527th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Sunbury is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sunbury is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunbury who work in food service (29.81%), sales jobs (27.88%) and teaching (18.27%).
A relatively large number of people in Sunbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 24.04% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Sunbury’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Sunbury is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Sunbury, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.69 minutes every day commuting to work.
Sunbury is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Sunbury, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 100.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Sunbury 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.