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Willow Spring, NC
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Living in Willow Spring



Willow Spring is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,721 people and five associated neighborhoods, Willow Spring is the 76th largest community in North Carolina. Willow Spring has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Willow Spring, where the median household income is $100,431.00.

Willow Spring real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Willow Spring house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Willow Spring telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.76% 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.

Because of many things, Willow Spring is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Willow Spring really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Willow Spring perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Willow Spring, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Willow Spring is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.90% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Willow Spring in 2018 was $36,087, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,348 for a family of four. However, Willow Spring contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Willow Spring is a very 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 15.17% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willow Spring include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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


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