Calera, AL
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Calera is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 13,213 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Calera is the 60th largest community in Alabama. Much of the housing stock in Calera was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Calera economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Calera, where the median household income is $62,893.00.

Calera real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Calera 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, Calera is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Calera is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Calera who work in office and administrative support (16.25%), sales jobs (11.88%), and management occupations (10.06%).

Also of interest is that Calera has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Calera 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, Calera really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Calera 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 Calera, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.10 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Calera are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.59% of adults in Calera have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Calera in 2010 was $25,437, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,748 for a family of four. However, Calera contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Calera is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Calera home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Calera residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Calera include English, German, Scottish, and Italian.

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