New Market is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 1,659 people and two constituent neighborhoods, New Market is the 240th largest community in Alabama.
New Market real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although New Market house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Market is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Market is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Market who work in maintenance occupations (13.17%), sales jobs (10.67%), and farm management occupations (8.83%).
Another important characteristic of New Market is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that New Market has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, New Market is worth considering.
One downside of living in New Market, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.80 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, New Market does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of New Market are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.05% of adults in New Market having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in New Market in 2018 was $36,523, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,092 for a family of four. However, New Market contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
New Market is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call New Market home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Market residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in New Market include Irish, English, German, Polish, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in New Market is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.