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Living In Oriental, NC

Oriental, a small town in North Carolina, has a population of approximately 1,000. Retirees are a common sight, as they make up 45% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. With an average age of just over 57, the town's residents are notablyolder than most cities in North Carolina, ranking as the eighth-oldest municipality in the state. Only 22% of residents rent in Oriental, as most own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,022/month is substantially higher than the state average of $931.

There are two primary industries in Oriental: real estate and retail. Together, these industries account for 13% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the town. Oriental workers earn an average annual income of about $75K, more than those elsewhere in North Carolina. However, Oriental's average income is fairly on par with the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Oriental has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 16% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 21% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Averaging about 20 minutes, the commute time for Oriental residents is shorter than the state average of about 25 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 29% of commuters, while public transit is not used. Few residents walk to work.


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