Arab, AL
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Arab is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 8,268 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Arab is the 81st largest community in Alabama.

Arab is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Arab is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arab who work in office and administrative support (14.23%), sales jobs (13.37%), and management occupations (8.61%).

Also of interest is that Arab has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

As is often the case in a small city, Arab doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Arab are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.00% of adults in Arab having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Arab in 2010 was $24,221, 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 $96,884 for a family of four. However, Arab contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Arab home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arab residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Arab include German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Arab is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.