Irvington, AL


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Irvington is a somewhat small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 14,705 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Irvington is the 47th largest community in Alabama.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Irvington is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.52% of the Irvington workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Irvington is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Irvington who work in office and administrative support (12.53%), management occupations (8.37%), and sales jobs (7.06%).

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

Irvington is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Irvington have a very low rate of college education: just 6.43% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Irvington in 2010 was $19,486, 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 $77,944 for a family of four. However, Irvington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Irvington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Laotian and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).

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