McKenzie is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 516 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
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, McKenzie is worth considering.
In McKenzie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
McKenzie is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around McKenzie, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 98.73% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small town, McKenzie doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.