Walnut Cove, NC
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Walnut Cove is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,402 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Walnut Cove is the 355th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Walnut Cove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Walnut Cove is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walnut Cove who work in office and administrative support (10.36%), management occupations (7.21%), and personal care services (7.06%).

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. 14.80% 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 $18,736, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,944 for a family of four. However, Walnut Cove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Walnut Cove is an extremely 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 German, Irish, French , and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Walnut Cove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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