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.

Woodfin real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Woodfin house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 sales jobs (15.35%), office and administrative support (13.90%), and food service (12.42%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.59% 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.

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%: 25.67% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Woodfin in 2010 was $22,637, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,548 for a family of four. However, Woodfin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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