Alabaster, AL
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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.

Because of many things, Alabaster is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Alabaster a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Alabaster has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Alabaster’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Alabaster is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alabaster, the average commute to work is 30.39 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Alabaster is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Alabaster area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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.