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 $63,708.00.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harvest who work in office and administrative support (16.54%), food service (9.60%), and computer science and math (8.41%).
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.
The percentage of people in Harvest who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.48% of adults in Harvest have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Harvest in 2010 was $32,073, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,292 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 German, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Harvest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.