Harvest is a somewhat small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 5,487 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Harvest is the 110th largest community in Alabama. Harvest 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 Harvest, where the median household income is $81,833.00.
Harvest real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Harvest house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harvest is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harvest is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harvest who work in office and administrative support (17.88%), food service (10.80%), and computer science and math (9.01%).
Also of interest is that Harvest has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Harvest is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Harvest really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Harvest perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Harvest, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.80 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Harvest doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Harvest are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.06% of adults in Harvest have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harvest in 2010 was $31,850, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,400 for a family of four. However, Harvest contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Harvest is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Harvest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harvest residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harvest include Irish, German, English, French, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Harvest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.