Evergreen is a very small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 3,774 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Evergreen is the 139th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Evergreen is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Evergreen is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Evergreen who work in office and administrative support (17.08%), sales jobs (11.43%), and food service (9.90%).
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!) Evergreen 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. Evergreen has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Evergreen than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Evergreen may be for you.
Evergreen is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Evergreen, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 0.99% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Evergreen 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 population of Evergreen has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.29% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Evergreen in 2010 was $13,972, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,888 for a family of four. Evergreen also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 52.65% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Evergreen is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Evergreen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Evergreen residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Evergreen include Scots-Irish, Irish, Italian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Evergreen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Spanish.