Dora, AL
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Dora is a very small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,960 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dora is the 207th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dora is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dora is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dora who work in sales jobs (11.67%), healthcare (10.83%), and teaching (8.78%).

The city 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, Dora has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dora a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Dora, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Dora is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The rate of college-level education in Dora is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.60% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dora in 2010 was $23,257, 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 $93,028 for a family of four. However, Dora contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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