Whiteville is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,589 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Whiteville is the 141st largest community in North Carolina.
Whiteville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Whiteville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whiteville who work in sales jobs (22.22%), office and administrative support (12.46%), and teaching (11.97%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.03 minutes getting to work every day.
Whiteville is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Whiteville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.92% of the adults in Whiteville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Whiteville in 2010 was $19,941, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,764 for a family of four. Whiteville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.74% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Whiteville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Whiteville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whiteville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Whiteville include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Whiteville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.