Weddington, NC
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Weddington is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,642 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Weddington is the 94th largest community in North Carolina.

Weddington home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Weddington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Weddington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Weddington is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Weddington who work in management occupations (25.92%), sales jobs (18.18%), and business and financial occupations (6.40%).

Also of interest is that Weddington 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: 10.49% 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, Weddington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Weddington 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, Weddington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Weddington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Weddington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Weddington, the average commute to work is 32.94 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Weddington is a pretty powerful place. 60.60% of the adults in Weddington 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 Weddington in 2010 was $55,146, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,584 for a family of four.

The people who call Weddington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Weddington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Weddington include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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

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