Willow Spring, NC


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Willow Spring is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,642 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willow Spring is the 91st largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Willow Spring isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Willow Spring are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Willow Spring is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willow Spring who work in management occupations (14.02%), sales jobs (12.57%), and office and administrative support (11.78%).

Also of interest is that Willow Spring has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.50% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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, Willow Spring has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Willow Spring a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Willow Spring, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.07 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Willow Spring does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Willow Spring is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.48% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Willow Spring in 2010 was $25,532, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,128 for a family of four. However, Willow Spring contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Willow Spring is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Willow Spring home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willow Spring residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Willow Spring also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willow Spring include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Willow Spring is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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