Theodore is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 6,179 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Theodore is the 99th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Theodore is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Theodore is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Theodore who work in office and administrative support (12.64%), healthcare (7.81%), and sales jobs (7.65%).
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!) Theodore 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. Theodore has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Theodore than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Theodore may be for you.
One of the nice things about Theodore is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Theodore is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Theodore are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.66% of adults in Theodore have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Theodore in 2010 was $20,010, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,040 for a family of four. However, Theodore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Theodore is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Theodore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Theodore residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Theodore include Irish, French , English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Theodore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.