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Supply, NC
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Supply profile

Living in Supply

Supply is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 11,485 people and four associated neighborhoods, Supply is the 94th largest community in North Carolina.

Another notable thing is that Supply is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Supply’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Supply has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Supply a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Supply 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Supply is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Supply, the average commute to work is 30.47 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Supply are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.07% of adults in Supply having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Supply in 2018 was $32,773, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,092 for a family of four. However, Supply contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Supply home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Supply residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Supply include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Supply is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.