Tarrant, AL


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Tarrant is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 6,210 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tarrant is the 94th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tarrant is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tarrant is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tarrant who work in food service (14.35%), office and administrative support (11.83%), and healthcare suport services (8.30%).

The citizens of Tarrant have a very low rate of college education: just 9.83% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Tarrant in 2010 was $16,299, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,196 for a family of four. Tarrant also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.79% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

The most common language spoken in Tarrant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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