Wesley Chapel, NC
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Wesley Chapel is a somewhat small village located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,355 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wesley Chapel is the 111th largest community in North Carolina. Wesley Chapel 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 Wesley Chapel, where the median household income is $106,406.00.

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

Wesley Chapel is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wesley Chapel is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wesley Chapel who work in sales jobs (18.33%), management occupations (17.99%), and healthcare (8.90%).

Also of interest is that Wesley Chapel has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.75% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Wesley Chapel 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, Wesley Chapel really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wesley Chapel 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 Wesley Chapel is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wesley Chapel, the average commute to work is 33.48 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Wesley Chapel is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.37% of adults in Wesley Chapel have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Wesley Chapel in 2010 was $38,212, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,848 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Wesley Chapel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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