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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dora is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.49% of the Dora workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dora is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Dora who work in sales jobs (12.16%), healthcare (10.57%), and office and administrative support (8.85%).

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, Dora is worth considering.

One downside of living in Dora, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.93 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small city, Dora doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Dora, just 12.78% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dora in 2010 was $21,498, 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 $85,992 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.