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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gurley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.71% of the Gurley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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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