Chelsea, AL

Chelsea profile

Living in Chelsea

Chelsea is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 14,126 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chelsea is the 63rd largest community in Alabama. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Chelsea, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Chelsea, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Chelsea’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Chelsea does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $97,727.00.

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 85.35% 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 management occupations (16.54%), sales jobs (12.24%), and office and administrative support (12.16%).

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.

Because of many things, Chelsea 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, Chelsea really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chelsea 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.

In Chelsea, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.44 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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

The education level of Chelsea ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Chelsea, 44.91% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Chelsea in 2018 was $37,634, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,536 for a family of four.

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 Scottish.

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