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 $61,481.00.

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, Calera isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Calera are a mix 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 (13.61%), sales jobs (12.38%), and management occupations (9.00%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Calera 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, Calera has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Calera’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Calera, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.72 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Calera 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: 36.96% of adults in Calera have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Calera in 2010 was $25,039, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,156 for a family of four. However, Calera contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Calera is a very 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 Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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