Alabaster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 32,948 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Alabaster is the 16th largest community in Alabama.
Alabaster real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Alabaster house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Alabaster is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Alabaster is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alabaster who work in sales jobs (13.45%), office and administrative support (13.24%), and management occupations (10.60%).
Also of interest is that Alabaster has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Alabaster is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Alabaster’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Alabaster, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.39 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Alabaster is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Alabaster, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Alabaster citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.35% of adults in Alabaster have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Alabaster in 2010 was $28,239, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,956 for a family of four. However, Alabaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alabaster is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alabaster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alabaster residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alabaster include German, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Alabaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.