Monroeville, AL


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Monroeville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 6,110 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monroeville is the 92nd largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monroeville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monroeville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroeville who work in sales jobs (14.14%), law enforcement and fire fighting (11.54%), and office and administrative support (11.31%).

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

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Monroeville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.28 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Monroeville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.69% of adults in Monroeville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monroeville in 2010 was $15,180, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,720 for a family of four. Monroeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.68% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

The most common language spoken in Monroeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.

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