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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Blountsville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.41% of the Blountsville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 sales jobs (19.26%), office and administrative support (10.30%), and farm management occupations (8.11%).
In addition, many people in Blountsville have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Blountsville 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 population of Blountsville has a very low overall level of education: only 8.86% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Blountsville in 2010 was $14,440, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,760 for a family of four. Blountsville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.62% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Blountsville is a somewhat 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 11.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Blountsville include English, German, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Blountsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.