Vale is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,708 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Vale is the 82nd largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Vale, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.17% of Vale’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Vale is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vale who work in office and administrative support (10.25%), management occupations (10.03%), and sales jobs (9.21%).
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, Vale has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Vale a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Vale 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 percentage of adults in Vale with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.36% of adults in Vale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vale in 2010 was $18,934, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,736 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Vale include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Vale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.