Theodore is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 6,179 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Theodore is the 99th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Theodore is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Theodore is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Theodore who work in office and administrative support (16.56%), sales jobs (12.17%), and food service (6.56%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Theodore has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Theodore has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Theodore than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Theodore may be for you.
One of the nice things about Theodore is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Theodore does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Theodore is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.94% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Theodore in 2018 was $19,555, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,220 for a family of four. However, Theodore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Theodore is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Theodore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Theodore residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Theodore include Irish, German, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Theodore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.