Gurley, AL
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Living in Gurley


Gurley is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 812 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gurley is the 307th largest community in Alabama.

Gurley real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Gurley house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Gurley is a blue-collar town, with 40.83% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Gurley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gurley who work in office and administrative support (12.11%), healthcare (12.11%), and sales jobs (7.27%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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

One downside of living in Gurley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Gurley, the average commute to work is 31.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Gurley is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.87% of adults 25 and older in Gurley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gurley in 2018 was $21,683, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,732 for a family of four. However, Gurley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gurley is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 German, Irish, English, French, and European.

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


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