Washington Park is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 451 people and just one neighborhood, Washington Park is the 495th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Washington Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Washington Park is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington Park who work in sales jobs (16.67%), teaching (15.77%) and management occupations (11.26%).
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Washington Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Washington Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Washington Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Washington Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Washington Park is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Washington Park is a very car-oriented town. 96.67% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Washington Park is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Washington Park has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Washington Park is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.