A small town in North Carolina, East Bend has slightly less than 1,000 residents. Families with young children should fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average 8% of the community, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Just 29% of residents rent in East Bend, as the majority own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $646 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in East Bend will save around $3,400 compared to the state average.
Averaging about 33 minutes, East Bend's commute time is slower than the state average of about 25 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 37% of commuters, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
East Bend has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (26%) compared to the national average. Additionally, 4% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in East Bend: manufacturing, retail, and construction. Together, these industries make up 25% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, making it the top profession in the town. East Bend workers bring in an average annual income of just over $50K, around $17,000 less than the state average. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
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