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 $86,250.00.
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, Harvest isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Harvest are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harvest is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harvest who work in office and administrative support (18.62%), computer science and math (12.12%), and management occupations (9.99%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Harvest a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Harvest has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Harvest’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Harvest, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.58 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Harvest doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Harvest is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.73% of adults in Harvest have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harvest in 2010 was $34,457, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,828 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, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Harvest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.