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. 42.21% 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, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Bay who work in office and administrative support (10.80%), sales jobs (10.71%), and personal care services (8.20%).

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

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

In Red Bay, just 10.69% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Red Bay in 2010 was $16,833, 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 $67,332 for a family of four.

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 English, German, Italian, and French .

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

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