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About West Blocton
West Blocton is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,240 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Blocton is the 266th largest community in Alabama.
West Blocton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Blocton is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in West Blocton who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (13.49%), sales jobs (12.98%) and office and administrative support (11.80%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, West Blocton is worth considering.
One downside of living in West Blocton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In West Blocton, the average commute to work is 32.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, West Blocton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In West Blocton, just 9.86% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Blocton in 2010 was $20,928, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,712 for a family of four. However, West Blocton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Blocton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Blocton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Blocton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Blocton include German, Irish and English.
The most common language spoken in West Blocton is English.
|WEST BLOCTON INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||494|
|WEST BLOCTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||80.17%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||19.83%|
|TYPE OF WEST BLOCTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||63.82%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.31%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.37%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.62%|
|SIZE OF WEST BLOCTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.42%|
|AGE OF WEST BLOCTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||2.17%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||55.44%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||23.45%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||18.94%|
|WEST BLOCTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$90,305|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$425|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $47,000||33.94%|
|$47,001 - $93,000||37.36%|
|$93,001 - $186,000||22.78%|
|$186,001 - $279,000||3.19%|
|$279,001 - $372,000||0.00%|
|$372,001 - $466,000||0.00%|
|$466,001 - $698,000||2.73%|
|$698,001 - $931,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF WEST BLOCTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.97%|
|5 TO 17||16.85%|
|18 TO 24||7.18%|
|25 TO 34||11.61%|
|35 TO 54||27.02%|
|55 TO 64||13.63%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||17.74%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||79.84%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$34,205|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$20,928|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||21.15%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (18.38%)
Public Service (8.60%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (2.36%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||13.23%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.40%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.08%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.65%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||0.08%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (7.56%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (97.85%)
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