Eclectic, AL
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Eclectic is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,029 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eclectic is the 289th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eclectic is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eclectic is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Eclectic who work in office and administrative support (18.56%), management occupations (11.38%), and healthcare (10.18%).

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

One downside of living in Eclectic, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.86 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Eclectic does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Eclectic with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.79% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Eclectic in 2010 was $19,418, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,672 for a family of four. However, Eclectic contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Eclectic is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Eclectic home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eclectic residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Eclectic include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Canadian.

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

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