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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rainsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (21.55%), management occupations (10.10%), and teaching (7.78%).

Also of interest is that Rainsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The city 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, Rainsville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rainsville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

The percentage of people in Rainsville with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.50% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rainsville in 2010 was $21,532, 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 $86,128 for a family of four.

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 Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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

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