Foley, AL
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Foley profile

Living in Foley

Foley 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 22,063 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Foley is the 32nd largest community in Alabama. Foley has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Foley, where the median household income is $53,817.00.

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.

Also of interest is that Foley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.37% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Foley is worth considering.

One of the nice things about Foley 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.

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, 24.32% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Foley in 2018 was $30,239, 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 $120,956 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and Brazilian.

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