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 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 managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willow Spring who work in management occupations (15.68%), office and administrative support (10.44%), and sales jobs (8.96%).

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 9.09% 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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Willow Spring, the average commute to work is 34.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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 substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.30% of adults in Willow Spring have a college degree.

The per capita income in Willow Spring in 2010 was $26,063, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,252 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 10.21% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willow Spring include Irish, English, French , 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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