Vale is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,604 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Vale is the 95th largest community in North Carolina.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Vale has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Vale has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Vale than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Vale may be for you.
In Vale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.95 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Vale with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.33% of adults in Vale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vale in 2018 was $24,285, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,140 for a family of four. However, Vale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Vale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vale include German, English, Irish, European, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Vale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.