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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.
Unlike some towns, West Blocton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Blocton are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, West Blocton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes West Blocton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In West Blocton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.60 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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.
The citizens of West Blocton have a very low rate of college education: just 9.86% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
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||$88,763|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$417|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $46,000||33.94%|
|$46,001 - $92,000||37.36%|
|$92,001 - $183,000||22.78%|
|$183,001 - $275,000||3.19%|
|$275,001 - $366,000||0.00%|
|$366,001 - $458,000||0.00%|
|$458,001 - $686,000||2.73%|
|$686,001 - $915,000||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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