Scottsboro, AL


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Scottsboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 14,722 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Scottsboro is the 42nd largest community in Alabama.

Scottsboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Scottsboro is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scottsboro who work in office and administrative support (12.20%), teaching (9.20%), and sales jobs (8.70%).

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.

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

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. 18.85% of adults 25 and older in Scottsboro have a college degree.

The per capita income in Scottsboro in 2010 was $22,303, 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 $89,212 for a family of four. However, Scottsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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

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