Calera, AL

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Living in Calera

Calera is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 16,494 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 $61,594.00.

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 (14.94%), sales jobs (13.91%), and business and financial occupations (8.73%).

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 33.93 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small city, Calera doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Calera 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: 30.65% of adults in Calera have a college degree.

The per capita income in Calera in 2018 was $26,378, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,512 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 Irish, English, German, Italian, and Scottish.

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