Waxhaw is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,147 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 $111,642.00.
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 90.38% 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 (19.86%), sales jobs (15.60%), and business and financial occupations (9.81%).
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.
Of important note, Waxhaw is also a town of artists. Waxhaw has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Waxhaw’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Waxhaw telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.63% 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.
Waxhaw is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 35.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Waxhaw is a pretty powerful place. 56.97% of the adults in Waxhaw have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Waxhaw in 2018 was $41,306, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,224 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 German/Yiddish.