Walnut Cove is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,355 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Walnut Cove is the 355th largest community in North Carolina.
Walnut Cove is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Walnut Cove is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walnut Cove who work in office and administrative support (20.89%), teaching (8.72%), and sales jobs (7.57%).
Of important note, Walnut Cove is also a town of artists. Walnut Cove has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Walnut Cove’s character.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Walnut Cove has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Walnut Cove has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Walnut Cove than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Walnut Cove may be for you.
Being a small town, Walnut Cove does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Walnut Cove rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.20% of adults 25 and older in Walnut Cove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Walnut Cove in 2010 was $22,625, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,500 for a family of four. However, Walnut Cove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Walnut Cove is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Walnut Cove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walnut Cove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Walnut Cove include English, German, Irish, Brazilian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Walnut Cove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.