Dudley, NC
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Dudley is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,828 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dudley is the 85th largest community in North Carolina.

Dudley is a blue-collar town, with 41.24% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Dudley is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Dudley who work in office and administrative support (10.42%), sales jobs (9.90%), and food service (7.64%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Dudley has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Dudley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dudley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dudley may be for you.

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

The population of Dudley has a very low overall level of education: only 9.78% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dudley in 2018 was $19,414, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,656 for a family of four. Dudley also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.45% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Dudley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dudley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dudley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dudley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.19% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dudley include Irish, English, German, European, and French.

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


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