Banks is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 155 people and just one neighborhood, Banks is the 393rd largest community in Alabama.
When you are in Banks, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 59.35% of Banks’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Banks is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Banks who work in office and administrative support (9.76%), sales jobs (8.94%), and teaching (6.50%).
The overall crime rate in Banks is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Banks is worth considering.
In Banks, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Banks is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The overall education level of Banks is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.71% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Banks in 2018 was $26,156, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,624 for a family of four.
Banks is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Banks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Banks residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Banks include English, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Banks is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 90.3% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of all American neighborhoods.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 16 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 95.6% of America.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 6.6% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Alabama, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Alabama.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Banks are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 29.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 47.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 23.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.0%), and 11.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Banks, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (13.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (6.7%), and residents who report German roots (4.2%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (2.8%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (1.8%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (90.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.