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. Chelsea 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 Chelsea, where 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.
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 is lower than average for the country.
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.