Vilas is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,424 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Vilas is the 138th largest community in North Carolina.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Vilas is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Vilas really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Vilas perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly 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, Vilas has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Vilas a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Vilas, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.83 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Vilas does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Vilas citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.52% of adults in Vilas have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vilas in 2018 was $30,847, 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 $123,388 for a family of four. However, Vilas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Vilas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vilas residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Vilas include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Vilas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.