NerdWallet: Indian Trail is tops for jobseekers

Oct. 26, 2013 @ 04:31 PM

Indian Trail was named the top North Carolina town for job-seekers by the website NerdWallet.com.

The personal finance site chose Indian Trail for its low cost of living, population growth, low unemployment and average household income.

“Population growth is probably the biggest thing we look at,” Analyst Annie Wang said. “It had more than a 44 percent increase in people living there between 2009 and 2012. So that means people are moving there.”

Its unemployment numbers mean people moving there have stable jobs, Wang said. NerdWallet reported Indian Trail had a jobless rate of 5.4 percent. Median income was $63,619 annually.

“We felt it was a very good point to see if people were moving to the area, finding jobs and making a good living,” she said.

The site noted that the town is developing a unified development ordinance to accommodate population growth and revitalize downtown. Residents are likely to work in nearby Charlotte, where companies like Wells Fargo and Carolinas Healthcare System employ thousands in the region.

Wang said she based her analysis on data gather by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Other N.C. towns listed were Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Greensboro, Mooresville, Huntersville, Cary, Concord, Cornelius and Apex.

Read the list at http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2013/best-places-north-carolina-job-seekers.