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%).

Killen is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Killen’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Being a small town, Killen does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Killen citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.75% of adults in Killen 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.