Wendell, NC


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Living in Wendell

Wendell is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,285 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wendell is the 132nd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wendell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wendell is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wendell who work in office and administrative support (20.12%), sales jobs (12.03%), and management occupations (11.80%).

One downside of living in Wendell, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.63 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Wendell doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Wendell is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.17% of adults in Wendell have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wendell in 2010 was $24,241, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,964 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 13.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wendell include German, English, Polish, and African.

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