Chelsea, AL
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Chelsea is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 13,011 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chelsea is the 63rd largest community in Alabama. Much of the housing stock in Chelsea was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Chelsea economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Chelsea, where the median household income is $91,199.00.

Chelsea real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Chelsea house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Chelsea is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chelsea is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chelsea who work in office and administrative support (14.69%), management occupations (14.53%), and sales jobs (10.90%).

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

Chelsea 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, Chelsea’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Chelsea is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chelsea, the average commute to work is 32.09 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Chelsea is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Chelsea is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.28% of adults in Chelsea have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Chelsea in 2010 was $33,428, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,712 for a family of four.

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

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