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About West Blocton
West Blocton is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,231 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 service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Blocton who work in office and administrative support (11.66%), teaching (10.67%) and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.68%).
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.
One downside of living in West Blocton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.50 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, West Blocton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In West Blocton, just 12.26% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Blocton in 2010 was $22,001, 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 $88,004 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||63.68%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.45%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.77%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.75%|
|SIZE OF WEST BLOCTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.08%|
|AGE OF WEST BLOCTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||2.09%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||54.56%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||25.11%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||18.24%|
|WEST BLOCTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$68,824|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$99|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $46,000||29.08%|
|$46,001 - $93,000||41.21%|
|$93,001 - $186,000||24.06%|
|$186,001 - $279,000||2.93%|
|$279,001 - $372,000||0.00%|
|$372,001 - $464,000||0.00%|
|$464,001 - $697,000||2.72%|
|$697,001 - $929,000||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||80.15%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$35,588|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$22,001|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||13.85%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (14.22%)
Public Service (4.69%)
|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 (7.23%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (99.68%)|
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