Whitakers, NC


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Whitakers is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 725 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Whitakers is the 435th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Whitakers was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Whitakers is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Whitakers is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Whitakers who work in office and administrative support (19.44%), sales jobs (15.77%), and maintenance occupations (8.45%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Whitakers has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Whitakers a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

The citizens of Whitakers have a very low rate of college education: just 6.48% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Whitakers in 2010 was $14,009, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,036 for a family of four.

Whitakers is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Whitakers home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whitakers residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Whitakers include English, German, European, and African.

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

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