Whitakers is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 706 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Whitakers is the 435th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Whitakers is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Whitakers is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whitakers who work in office and administrative support (9.06%), management occupations (8.39%), and maintenance occupations (7.38%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Whitakers is worth considering.
Being a small town, Whitakers does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Whitakers ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.38% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Whitakers in 2010 was $15,434, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,736 for a family of four. Whitakers also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.05% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Whitakers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.