Wingate is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,594 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wingate is the 223rd largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns, Wingate isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wingate are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wingate is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wingate who work in office and administrative support (11.45%), healthcare (9.06%), and sales jobs (8.81%).
Of important note, Wingate is also a town of artists. Wingate has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wingate’s character.
Wingate is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Wingate area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Wingate maintain a good economy.
The overall education level of Wingate is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.48% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wingate in 2018 was $17,610, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,440 for a family of four. However, Wingate contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wingate is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wingate home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wingate residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wingate also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.16% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wingate include German, English, Scots-Irish, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Wingate is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.