Willow Spring is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 11,639 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willow Spring is the 91st largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Willow Spring was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Willow Spring economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Willow Spring, where the median household income is $79,720.00.
Willow Spring is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Willow Spring is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Willow Spring who work in office and administrative support (11.30%), management occupations (9.79%), and sales jobs (8.20%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.54% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.04 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.
The overall education level of Willow Spring citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.07% of adults in Willow Spring have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Willow Spring in 2018 was $30,491, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,964 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. Important ancestries of people in Willow Spring include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Willow Spring is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.