Woodfin, NC
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Woodfin is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,349 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodfin who work in sales jobs (16.56%), office and administrative support (15.36%), and food service (8.88%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.94% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Woodfin spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.10 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small town, Woodfin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Woodfin who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.59% of adults in Woodfin have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Woodfin in 2010 was $23,222, 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 $92,888 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. Important ancestries of people in Woodfin include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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