Semmes is a medium-sized town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 17,610 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Semmes is the 34th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Semmes is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Semmes is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Semmes who work in office and administrative support (11.11%), healthcare (9.65%), and management occupations (9.09%).
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, Semmes has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Semmes a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Semmes, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Semmes does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Semmes who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.94% of the adults in Semmes have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Semmes in 2018 was $24,498, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,992 for a family of four. However, Semmes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Semmes is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Semmes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Semmes residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Semmes include Irish, German, English, French, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Semmes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.