Semmes, AL
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Semmes is a medium-sized town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 17,188 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Semmes is the 34th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Semmes is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Semmes is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Semmes who work in office and administrative support (16.42%), sales jobs (11.43%), and healthcare (8.46%).

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

One downside of living in Semmes, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.03 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Semmes rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.44% of adults 25 and older in Semmes have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Semmes in 2010 was $24,593, 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 $98,372 for a family of four. However, Semmes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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