China Grove is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,220 people and two constituent neighborhoods, China Grove is the 217th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, China Grove is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.75% of the China Grove workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, China Grove is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in China Grove who work in maintenance occupations (9.95%), management occupations (9.16%), and sales jobs (8.32%).
Of important note, China Grove is also a town of artists. China Grove has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape China Grove’s character.
A relatively large number of people in China Grove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.09% 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.
China Grove is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of China Grove are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.01% of adults in China Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in China Grove in 2018 was $27,220, 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 $108,880 for a family of four.
China Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call China Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of China Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in China Grove include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in China Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.