White Oak is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 331 people and just one neighborhood, White Oak is the 516th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in White Oak, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 62.89% of White Oak’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, White Oak is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in White Oak who work in farm management occupations (34.02%), personal care services (13.40%) and sales jobs (12.37%).
You will also find that a lot of people in White Oak work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
A relatively large number of people in White Oak telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.40% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
White Oak is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped White Oak to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Overall, White Oak’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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, White Oak is worth considering.
In White Oak, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
White Oak is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.