Goodwater, AL


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Goodwater is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,343 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Goodwater is the 251st largest community in Alabama.

Goodwater is a blue-collar town, with 53.30% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Goodwater is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goodwater who work in office and administrative support (12.47%), law enforcement and fire fighting (6.60%), and maintenance occupations (4.89%).

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

Despite the fact that it is a small town, Goodwater has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly taxis - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the town for affordable transportation.

Goodwater ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.62% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Goodwater in 2010 was $13,756, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,024 for a family of four. Goodwater also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.19% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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