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 6,383 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Woodfin is the 126th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Woodfin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Woodfin are a mix 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 office and administrative support (16.97%), sales jobs (16.02%), and teaching (7.67%).

A relatively large number of people in Woodfin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.94% 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.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.43 minutes getting to work every day.

Woodfin is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Woodfin isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 83.24% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

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

The overall education level of Woodfin is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.62% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Woodfin in 2010 was $21,570, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,280 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 Italian.