West Blocton is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,261 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Blocton is the 266th largest community in Alabama.
West Blocton is a blue-collar town, with 46.83% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, West Blocton is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Blocton who work in office and administrative support (13.60%), teaching (13.29%), and sales jobs (10.27%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, West Blocton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes West Blocton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In West Blocton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
West Blocton is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around West Blocton, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 1.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small town, West Blocton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In West Blocton, just 11.90% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Blocton in 2010 was $15,068, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,272 for a family of four. However, West Blocton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. West Blocton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.56% of its population below the federal poverty line.
West Blocton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Blocton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Blocton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Blocton include Irish, German, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in West Blocton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.