Woodfin, NC
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Living in Woodfin


Woodfin is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,582 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Woodfin is the 126th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Woodfin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woodfin is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodfin who work in sales jobs (16.79%), office and administrative support (11.33%), and teaching (8.14%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.03% 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.

In terms of college education, Woodfin 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: 29.90% of adults in Woodfin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Woodfin in 2010 was $32,319, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,276 for a family of four. However, Woodfin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Woodfin is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Woodfin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodfin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Woodfin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.40% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodfin include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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