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%).
Residents will find that the city 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, Clanton is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small city, Clanton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Clanton rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.74% of adults 25 and older in Clanton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
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.