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 43.99% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Goodwater is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Goodwater who work in office and administrative support (11.81%), maintenance occupations (8.15%), and teaching (7.54%).

Residents will find that the town 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, Goodwater is worth considering.

The population of Goodwater has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.00% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Goodwater in 2010 was $13,063, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,252 for a family of four. Goodwater also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.37% 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 English, Irish, Scottish, and French .

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

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