Irondale, AL
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Irondale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 12,423 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Irondale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.73%), management occupations (10.33%), and healthcare (8.81%).

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

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Irondale has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Irondale has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Irondale than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Irondale may be for you.

The education level of Irondale citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.53% of adults in Irondale have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Irondale in 2010 was $30,576, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,304 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 Irish, German, Scottish, and African.

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