Coker is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 985 people and just one neighborhood, Coker is the 291st largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Coker is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.51% of the Coker workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Coker is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coker who work in sales jobs (20.63%), office and administrative support (8.39%) and management occupations (7.94%).
Of important note, Coker is also a town of artists. Coker has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Coker’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.13% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Coker has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Coker a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Coker doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.