Homewood, AL
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Living in Homewood


Homewood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 25,397 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 90.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Homewood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Homewood who work in healthcare (12.82%), management occupations (12.10%), and sales jobs (10.75%).

Of important note, Homewood is also a city of artists. Homewood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Homewood’s character.

In addition, Homewood is a college town. There are a lot of students in Homewood attending college, and as a result Homewood provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Homewood, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

If knowledge is power, Homewood is a pretty powerful place. 66.74% of the adults in Homewood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Homewood in 2010 was $45,560, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,240 for a family of four. However, Homewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Homewood is a very 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 English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.

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