Willow Spring is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,303 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Willow Spring is the 76th largest community in North Carolina.
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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Willow Spring is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Willow Spring is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Willow Spring who work in office and administrative support (13.80%), management occupations (10.63%), and sales jobs (8.90%).
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: 10.35% 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.
Willow Spring is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Willow Spring’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Willow Spring is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Willow Spring, the average commute to work is 37.96 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Willow Spring doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Willow Spring is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.56% 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 $28,000, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,000 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 10.00% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willow Spring include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Willow Spring is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.