Wilson's Mills is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,661 people and just one neighborhood, Wilson's Mills is the 273rd largest community in North Carolina.
Wilson's Mills real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Wilson's Mills house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wilson's Mills is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.05% of the Wilson's Mills workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wilson's Mills is a town of construction workers and builders, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilson's Mills who work in business and financial occupations (14.05%), office and administrative support (10.78%), and sales jobs (6.54%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wilson's Mills has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wilson's Mills has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wilson's Mills than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wilson's Mills may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Wilson's Mills doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Wilson's Mills are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.91% of adults in Wilson's Mills have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Wilson's Mills in 2018 was $19,634, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,536 for a family of four. However, Wilson's Mills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Wilson's Mills also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.97% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Wilson's Mills is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wilson's Mills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Wilson's Mills, accounting for 40.90% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Wilson's Mills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wilson's Mills include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, Northern European, and German.
The most common language spoken in Wilson's Mills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Wilson's Mills, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 89.7% of the neighborhoods in NC. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and first-time home buyers.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Wilson's Mills are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 48.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (14.1%), and 13.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.4%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Wilson's Mills, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (9.2%), and residents who report Mexican roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (7.4%), along with some Welsh ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (75.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.