Waxhaw, NC
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Waxhaw is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 13,495 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waxhaw is the 90th largest community in North Carolina. Waxhaw has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Waxhaw, where the median household income is $84,294.00.

Waxhaw real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Waxhaw house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Waxhaw is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waxhaw is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waxhaw who work in sales jobs (15.54%), management occupations (14.71%), and office and administrative support (12.95%).

Also of interest is that Waxhaw has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.33% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Waxhaw is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Waxhaw a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Waxhaw has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Waxhaw’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Waxhaw, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.30 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Waxhaw. 54.49% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Waxhaw in 2010 was $32,536, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,144 for a family of four.

Waxhaw is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Waxhaw home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waxhaw residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Waxhaw include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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