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, Semmes isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Semmes are a mix 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%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Semmes is worth considering.
In Semmes, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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.