Sheffield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 9,108 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sheffield is the 72nd largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sheffield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sheffield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sheffield who work in sales jobs (14.11%), office and administrative support (10.05%), and maintenance occupations (6.29%).
One of the benefits of Sheffield is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.97 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, Sheffield is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.48% of adults 25 and older in Sheffield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sheffield in 2010 was $21,266, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,064 for a family of four. However, Sheffield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sheffield is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sheffield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sheffield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sheffield include English, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Sheffield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.