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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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Blocton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) West Blocton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. West Blocton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in West Blocton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, West Blocton may be for you.
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.
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||$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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