Waxhaw, NC
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Waxhaw profile


Living in Waxhaw


Waxhaw is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,147 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waxhaw is the 90th largest community in North Carolina. Waxhaw has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Waxhaw, where the median household income is $111,642.00.

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

Waxhaw is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waxhaw is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waxhaw who work in management occupations (19.86%), sales jobs (15.60%), and business and financial occupations (9.81%).

Also of interest is that Waxhaw has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Waxhaw is also a town of artists. Waxhaw has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Waxhaw’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.63% 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.

Because of many things, Waxhaw is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Waxhaw a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Waxhaw has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Waxhaw’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Waxhaw, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.40 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Waxhaw, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Waxhaw is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.97% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Waxhaw in 2018 was $41,306, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,224 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Waxhaw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.