Gurley, AL


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Gurley is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 788 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gurley is the 307th largest community in Alabama.

Gurley is a blue-collar town, with 45.71% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Gurley is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gurley who work in office and administrative support (13.47%), sales jobs (5.71%), and food service (5.31%).

Also of interest is that Gurley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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

The citizens of Gurley are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.20% of adults in Gurley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Gurley in 2010 was $18,461, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,844 for a family of four. Gurley also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.82% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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