Fairhope, AL
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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 18,730 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 88.60% 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 sales jobs (12.31%), office and administrative support (12.06%), and healthcare (10.43%).

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.

The citizens of Fairhope are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.65% of adults in Fairhope 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 Fairhope in 2010 was $36,155, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,620 for a family of four. However, Fairhope contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fairhope is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Irish, German, French , and Italian.

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

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