Waxhaw, NC
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Living in Waxhaw


Waxhaw is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 16,181 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 $107,356.00.

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 88.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waxhaw is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waxhaw who work in management occupations (18.30%), sales jobs (14.41%), and business and financial occupations (10.32%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Waxhaw telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 34.85 minutes, which is quite a bit 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. 54.77% 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 $38,904, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,616 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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