Wadley is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 736 people and just one neighborhood, Wadley is the 314th largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wadley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.16% of the Wadley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Wadley to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
As is often the case in a small town, Wadley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.