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See what Scottsboro, AL has to offer.

Who Lives Here

Scottsboro Demographics

Education

High School

32%

Associate's

20%

Bachelor's

9%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

51%

3 people

25%

4 people

15%

5 people

6%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

57%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

2%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

12%

20-45

29%

45-65

28%

65+

21%

Getting Around Scottsboro

Scottsboro Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

55%

15-30 Mins

20%

30-40 Mins

6%

40-60 Mins

12%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2727

Walk Score®

Percentage: 3434

Bike Score®

Scottsboro Education

Schools

Top Schools in Scottsboro

10/10

Wills Valley Elementary School

Grades PK, K-2 • Public

10/10

Guntersville Elementary School

Grades PK, K-2 • Public

10/10

Mt Carmel Elementary School

Grades PK, K-3 • Public

10/10

Riverton Elementary School

Grades PK, K-3 • Public

9/10

Cherokee Elementary School

Grades 3-5 • Public

9/10
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Living in Scottsboro, AL

Scottsboro is a town in Alabama with a population of just under 15,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (21%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 42, skew older than most cities in Alabama. Most Scottsboro residents own their homes, and 32% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $622/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Scottsboro will save around $2,200 compared to the state average.

Scottsboro has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 14% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Scottsboro: manufacturing and retail. Together, these industries account for 15% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the city. Scottsboro workers take home an average annual income of just under $53,000, around $8,000 less than the average Alabama resident. Scottsboro's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, outperforming most cities in Alabama, Scottsboro residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (38%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.