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 6,717 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Woodfin is the 126th largest community in North Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Woodfin, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Woodfin, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Woodfin’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Woodfin does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $48,202.00.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodfin who work in sales jobs (13.50%), office and administrative support (8.60%), and teaching (8.20%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.09% 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.

The citizens of Woodfin are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.07% of adults in Woodfin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Woodfin in 2018 was $30,375, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,500 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 13.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodfin include Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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