Rainsville, AL
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Rainsville is a very small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 5,031 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rainsville is the 116th largest community in Alabama.

Rainsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rainsville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rainsville who work in office and administrative support (18.34%), management occupations (9.32%), and teaching (6.76%).

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

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

The rate of college-level education in Rainsville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.70% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rainsville in 2010 was $19,919, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,676 for a family of four. However, Rainsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rainsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rainsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Rainsville include English, German, European, and British.

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

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