Wingate, NC
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Wingate is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,854 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wingate is the 223rd largest community in North Carolina.

Wingate is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wingate is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wingate who work in office and administrative support (12.94%), sales jobs (9.79%), and management occupations (7.04%).

Of important note, Wingate is also a town of artists. Wingate has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wingate’s character.

Also of interest is that Wingate has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Wingate is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Wingate area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Wingate maintain a good economy.

The overall education level of Wingate is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.34% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wingate in 2010 was $15,538, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,152 for a family of four.

Wingate is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wingate home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wingate residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wingate also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.61% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wingate include English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Wingate is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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