Chelsea, AL

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Living in Chelsea

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. 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 $96,591.00.

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 86.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chelsea is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chelsea who work in management occupations (15.30%), sales jobs (13.19%), and office and administrative support (12.91%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chelsea 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, Chelsea has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.78 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small city, Chelsea does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Chelsea is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.10% 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 $34,141, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,564 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 Italian.

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