Wadesboro, NC


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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.

Unlike some towns, Wadesboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wadesboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wadesboro is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wadesboro who work in food service (11.94%), office and administrative support (11.25%), and healthcare suport services (9.63%).

The percentage of adults in Wadesboro with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.98% of adults in Wadesboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wadesboro in 2010 was $17,710, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,840 for a family of four. Wadesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.84% 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 German, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Wadesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.

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