Gurley is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 812 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gurley is the 307th largest community in Alabama.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gurley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.00% of the Gurley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gurley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gurley who work in office and administrative support (16.82%), healthcare (9.09%), and teaching (5.91%).
Also of interest is that Gurley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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, Gurley has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gurley a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Gurley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.22 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Gurley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Gurley who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.43% of the adults in Gurley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gurley in 2018 was $23,308, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,232 for a family of four. However, Gurley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gurley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gurley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gurley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gurley include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gurley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.