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.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alabaster who work in sales jobs (14.22%), office and administrative support (13.50%), and management occupations (11.26%).

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

In terms of college education, Alabaster is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.67% of adults in Alabaster have a college degree.

The per capita income in Alabaster in 2010 was $27,625, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,500 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 11.53% 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 African languages.