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.

Semmes is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Semmes, the average commute to work is 32.03 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Semmes with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.44% of adults in Semmes have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

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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