Wadley is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 738 people and just one neighborhood, Wadley is the 314th largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Wadley, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.16% of Wadley’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Wadley is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wadley who work in office and administrative support (17.71%), teaching (15.13%) and sales jobs (9.23%).
A relatively large number of people in Wadley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.72% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Wadley is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Wadley area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Wadley maintain a good economy.
As is often the case in a small town, Wadley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.