Alliance is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 22,016 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Alliance is the 70th largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alliance is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alliance is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alliance who work in sales jobs (12.46%), office and administrative support (11.59%), and food service (8.42%).
In addition, Alliance is a college town. There are a lot of students in Alliance attending college, and as a result Alliance provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Alliance rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.56% of adults 25 and older in Alliance 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 Alliance in 2010 was $19,211, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,844 for a family of four. However, Alliance contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alliance is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alliance home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alliance residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alliance include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Alliance is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.