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.

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Gurley rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.20% of adults 25 and older in Gurley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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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