Guntersville, AL


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Guntersville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 8,385 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Guntersville is the 79th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Guntersville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Guntersville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Guntersville who work in sales jobs (12.95%), management occupations (11.14%), and office and administrative support (10.86%).

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!) Guntersville 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. Guntersville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Guntersville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Guntersville may be for you.

In terms of college education, Guntersville is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.08% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Guntersville in 2010 was $25,298, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,192 for a family of four. However, Guntersville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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