Blountsville, AL


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Blountsville is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,697 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blountsville is the 235th largest community in Alabama.

Blountsville is a blue-collar town, with 42.46% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Blountsville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blountsville who work in office and administrative support (13.86%), farm management occupations (9.47%), and sales jobs (8.95%).

Another important characteristic of Blountsville is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

One downside of living in Blountsville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.26 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Blountsville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Blountsville with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.76% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Blountsville in 2010 was $14,956, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,824 for a family of four. However, Blountsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Blountsville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.17% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Blountsville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Blountsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blountsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Blountsville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.03% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Blountsville include English, European, German, and Italian.

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

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