Wadesboro is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,584 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wadesboro is the 134th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wadesboro is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.47% of the Wadesboro workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wadesboro is a town of professionals, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wadesboro who work in office and administrative support (10.65%), food service (10.48%), and healthcare (8.99%).
Of important note, Wadesboro is also a town of artists. Wadesboro has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wadesboro’s character.
Also of interest is that Wadesboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of adults in Wadesboro with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.05% of adults in Wadesboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wadesboro in 2010 was $16,386, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,544 for a family of four. However, Wadesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Wadesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.17% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Wadesboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wadesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wadesboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Wadesboro include English, German, Scots-Irish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Wadesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.