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. Calera has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.

Calera 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, Calera’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.