Scottsboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 14,677 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Scottsboro is the 42nd largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Scottsboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Scottsboro is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scottsboro who work in office and administrative support (13.35%), sales jobs (9.22%), and management occupations (7.11%).
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!) Scottsboro 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. Scottsboro has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Scottsboro than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Scottsboro may be for you.
For most residents of Scottsboro, getting to work requires a car. In fact, 87.97% of people in Scottsboro drive alone to work on most days, making Scottsboro a very car-oriented city. In general, car-oriented communities tend to emphasize streets, highways, and ease of parking, often to the detriment of walkability. Strip centers are a feature of Scottsboro’s landscape.
As is often the case in a small city, Scottsboro doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Scottsboro citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.59% of adults 25 and older in Scottsboro have a college degree.
The per capita income in Scottsboro in 2010 was $22,836, 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 $91,344 for a family of four. However, Scottsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Scottsboro is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Scottsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scottsboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Scottsboro include English, German, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Scottsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.