Red Bay, AL
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Red Bay is a very small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 3,131 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Red Bay is the 154th largest community in Alabama.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Red Bay is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.62% of the Red Bay workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Red Bay is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Bay who work in office and administrative support (12.41%), sales jobs (11.33%), and food service (6.74%).

Residents will find that the city 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, Red Bay is worth considering.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.12 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Red Bay doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Red Bay with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.85% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Red Bay in 2010 was $17,427, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,708 for a family of four. However, Red Bay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Red Bay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Red Bay residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Red Bay include Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Red Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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