Clanton, AL


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Clanton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 8,844 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Clanton is the 74th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clanton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clanton is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clanton who work in sales jobs (14.22%), management occupations (11.79%), and office and administrative support (9.33%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Clanton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Clanton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Clanton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Clanton may be for you.

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

The percentage of adults in Clanton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.74% of adults in Clanton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Clanton in 2010 was $24,132, 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 $96,528 for a family of four. However, Clanton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clanton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clanton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clanton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clanton include German, Irish, Italian, and French .

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

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