Saraland, AL
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Saraland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 13,906 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Saraland is the 50th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Saraland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Saraland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saraland who work in office and administrative support (17.00%), healthcare (10.94%), and food service (8.38%).

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

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

In terms of college education, Saraland is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.17% of adults 25 and older in Saraland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Saraland in 2010 was $24,658, 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 $98,632 for a family of four. However, Saraland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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