Daphne, AL
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Daphne is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 24,896 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Daphne is the 25th largest community in Alabama.

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

Daphne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Daphne is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Daphne who work in sales jobs (13.72%), office and administrative support (13.38%), and management occupations (10.14%).

Of important note, Daphne is also a city of artists. Daphne has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Daphne’s character.

Daphne is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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

The education level of Daphne citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.25% of adults in Daphne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Daphne in 2010 was $29,623, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,492 for a family of four. However, Daphne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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