Wedowee is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 809 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wedowee is the 305th largest community in Alabama.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wedowee is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.15% of the Wedowee workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wedowee is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wedowee who work in sales jobs (12.17%), teaching (8.99%), and food service (7.94%).
Of important note, Wedowee is also a town of artists. Wedowee has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wedowee’s character.
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!) Wedowee 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. Wedowee has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wedowee than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wedowee may be for you.
Being a small town, Wedowee does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Wedowee rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.71% of adults 25 and older in Wedowee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Wedowee in 2010 was $22,797, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,188 for a family of four.
Wedowee is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wedowee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wedowee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wedowee include English, German, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Wedowee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.