Irondale, AL
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Irondale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 12,359 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Irondale is the 57th largest community in Alabama.

Irondale real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Irondale house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Irondale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Irondale is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Irondale who work in office and administrative support (14.95%), healthcare (10.50%), and management occupations (10.32%).

Residents of Irondale by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 85.95% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented city. While Irondale may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.

Being a small city, Irondale does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Irondale citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.87% of adults in Irondale have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Irondale in 2010 was $28,700, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,800 for a family of four. However, Irondale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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