Woodfin, NC
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Woodfin is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,489 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Woodfin is the 126th largest community in North Carolina.

Woodfin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Woodfin is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodfin who work in sales jobs (16.89%), office and administrative support (16.12%), and food service (7.32%).

A relatively large number of people in Woodfin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.77% 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 overall education level of Woodfin citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.40% of adults in Woodfin have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Woodfin in 2010 was $26,480, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,920 for a family of four. However, Woodfin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Woodfin is a somewhat 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 11.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodfin include Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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