Homewood, AL
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Homewood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 25,708 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Homewood is the 20th largest community in Alabama.

Homewood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alabama, but Homewood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Homewood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Homewood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Homewood who work in sales jobs (12.40%), management occupations (11.93%), and healthcare (10.60%).

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

Homewood is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Homewood enrolled in college, Homewood has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.85 minutes getting to work every day.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Homewood. 59.90% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Homewood in 2010 was $32,160, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,640 for a family of four. However, Homewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Homewood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Homewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Homewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Homewood include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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