A small town in North Carolina, Mount Olive has a population of just under 5,000. Young adults aged 15-24 account for a larger portion of the population here (19%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find no shortage of opportunities, though retirees outpace national averages as well. Renters tend to be in the minority in Mount Olive, and 57% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $730/month, which is $201/month less than the state average.
Mount Olive has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 36% of workers, while public transit is not used. Not many workers commute on foot.
Mount Olive has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (23%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 7% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Mount Olive residents work in one of two industries: manufacturing and education. Together, these industries account for 18% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of the town's population works in transportation, making it the top career path in the town. Mount Olive workers take home an average annual income of around $49,000, about $18,000 less than their peers elsewhere in North Carolina. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
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