Killen, AL
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Killen is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 982 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Killen is the 275th largest community in Alabama.

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

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Killen is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Killen is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Killen who work in sales jobs (21.80%), office and administrative support (12.79%), and food service (8.29%).

Because of many things, Killen is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Killen a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Killen has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Killen’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Killen 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 population of Killen overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Killen, 23.75% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Killen in 2010 was $23,930, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,720 for a family of four. However, Killen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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