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. Much of the housing stock in Foley was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Foley economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Foley, where the median household income is $43,202.00.
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.
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, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Foley who work in sales jobs (19.88%), management occupations (10.33%), and office and administrative support (9.27%).
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.
Being a small city, Foley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Foley is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.22% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Foley in 2010 was $24,426, 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 $97,704 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, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Foley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.