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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Waxhaw, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Waxhaw, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Waxhaw’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Waxhaw does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.33% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 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, Waxhaw really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Waxhaw 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.

One downside of living in Waxhaw is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Waxhaw, the average commute to work is 33.30 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Waxhaw, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Waxhaw is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.49% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.