Whiteville, NC
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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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Whiteville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (17.64%), office and administrative support (12.41%), and teaching (11.66%).

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 16.46 minutes getting to work every day.

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

In terms of college education, Whiteville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.31% of adults 25 and older in Whiteville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Whiteville in 2010 was $18,541, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,164 for a family of four. Whiteville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.98% 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, European, and Dutch.

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

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