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.
When you are in Blountsville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.46% of Blountsville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Blountsville work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Blountsville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Blountsville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.76% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an 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.