Chelsea, AL
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Chelsea is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 12,059 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 $85,757.00.

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 86.83% 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 (14.80%), management occupations (14.28%), and sales jobs (12.29%).

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.

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 34.16 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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

The citizens of Chelsea are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.65% of adults in Chelsea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Chelsea in 2010 was $32,309, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,236 for a family of four. However, Chelsea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 English, German, Italian, and French .

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