Wesley Chapel is a somewhat small village located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,841 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 $112,037.00.
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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wesley Chapel is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wesley Chapel who work in sales jobs (16.79%), management occupations (15.23%), and office and administrative support (10.83%).
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: 11.55% 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.
In addition, Wesley Chapel is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Wesley Chapel 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 village’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, Wesley Chapel’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 31.94 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Wesley Chapel is a pretty powerful place. 51.51% of the adults in Wesley Chapel 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 Wesley Chapel in 2010 was $39,042, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,168 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 German, 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.