Mount Olive, NC

Mount Olive profile

Living in Mount Olive

Mount Olive is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,578 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mount Olive is the 168th largest community in North Carolina.

Mount Olive is a blue-collar town, with 38.62% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Mount Olive is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Olive who work in food service (14.30%), teaching (9.31%), and office and administrative support (9.09%).

Mount Olive is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Mount Olive enrolled in college, Mount Olive has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

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

The citizens of Mount Olive are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.07% of adults in Mount Olive have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Mount Olive in 2018 was $27,922, 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 $111,688 for a family of four. However, Mount Olive contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Olive is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mount Olive home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Olive residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Mount Olive include Haitian, English, Irish, German, and African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mount Olive's cultural character, accounting for 16.15% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Mount Olive is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.