Fairhope 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 20,935 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Fairhope is the 38th largest community in Alabama.
Fairhope real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Fairhope house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Fairhope is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fairhope is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairhope who work in office and administrative support (13.91%), healthcare (12.53%), and sales jobs (10.88%).
A relatively large number of people in Fairhope telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.65% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Fairhope 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fairhope. 50.32% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fairhope in 2010 was $36,502, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,008 for a family of four. However, Fairhope contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fairhope home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairhope residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fairhope include English, German, Irish, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Fairhope is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.