Foley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 17,218 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Foley is the 44th largest community in Alabama.
Foley real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Foley house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Foley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Foley is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Foley who work in sales jobs (21.95%), management occupations (9.95%), and food service (8.13%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Foley has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Foley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Foley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Foley may be for you.
Foley is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Foley overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Foley, 24.90% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Foley in 2010 was $24,126, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,504 for a family of four. However, Foley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Foley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Foley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Foley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Foley include Irish, German, Norwegian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Foley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.