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 22,085 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 88.75% 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 healthcare (11.70%), office and administrative support (11.66%), and management occupations (10.47%).
A relatively large number of people in Fairhope telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.34% 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 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, Fairhope’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Fairhope is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Fairhope, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Fairhope is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.75% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fairhope in 2010 was $41,281, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,124 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 German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Fairhope is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.