Vilas is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,606 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Vilas is the 120th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Vilas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vilas is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vilas who work in sales jobs (15.06%), office and administrative support (11.54%), and food service (9.17%).
Overall, Vilas’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Vilas is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Vilas doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Vilas is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.45% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Vilas in 2010 was $23,677, 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 $94,708 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 Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Vilas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.