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.

Dora is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

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!) Dora 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. Dora has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dora than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dora may be for you.

One downside of living in Dora, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.94 minutes every day commuting to work.

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 percentage of people in Dora with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.60% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or 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.