Alabaster, AL
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Alabaster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 32,707 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 office and administrative support (13.65%), sales jobs (12.92%), and management occupations (11.28%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Alabaster really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Alabaster perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 30.92 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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: 34.06% of adults in Alabaster have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alabaster in 2010 was $27,382, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,528 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. Alabaster also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alabaster include English, German, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Alabaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.