Alabaster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 33,284 people and ten 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alabaster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alabaster is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alabaster who work in office and administrative support (12.80%), management occupations (11.95%), and sales jobs (11.76%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Alabaster telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.84% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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.
One downside of living in Alabaster, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.96 minutes every day commuting to work.
The city of Alabaster is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.
The population of Alabaster is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.03% of adults in Alabaster have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Alabaster in 2018 was $33,555, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,220 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 English, Irish, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Alabaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.