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Wendell, NC
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Wendell profile


Living in Wendell



Wendell is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 12,440 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wendell is the 99th largest community in North Carolina. Wendell 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 Wendell, where the median household income is $67,321.00.

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

Also of interest is that Wendell 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 Wendell telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.07% 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.

One downside of living in Wendell, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.79 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Wendell does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Wendell citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.49% of adults in Wendell have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Wendell in 2018 was $34,285, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,140 for a family of four. However, Wendell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wendell is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wendell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wendell residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wendell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.87% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wendell include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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


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