McKenzie is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 513 people and just one neighborhood, McKenzie is the 339th largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, McKenzie is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 49.79% of the McKenzie workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, McKenzie is a town of production and manufacturing workers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in McKenzie who work in office and administrative support (10.13%), art, media, and design (8.44%) and healthcare suport services (6.75%).
Of important note, McKenzie is also a town of artists. McKenzie has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape McKenzie’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
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, McKenzie has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes McKenzie a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in McKenzie, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.26 minutes every day commuting to work.
McKenzie is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of McKenzie isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 98.73% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small town, McKenzie doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.