Alexander City, AL


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Alexander City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 14,718 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Alexander City is the 40th largest community in Alabama.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Alexander City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.26% of the Alexander City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Alexander City is a city of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alexander City who work in office and administrative support (9.19%), teaching (8.03%), and sales jobs (7.76%).

It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Alexander City 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. Alexander City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Alexander City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Alexander City may be for you.

Alexander City is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Alexander City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.04% of adults in Alexander City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alexander City in 2010 was $17,064, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,256 for a family of four. Alexander City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.37% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Alexander City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alexander City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alexander City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alexander City include English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Alexander City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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