Montevallo is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 6,648 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Montevallo is the 96th largest community in Alabama.
Montevallo real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Montevallo 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, Montevallo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Montevallo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montevallo who work in office and administrative support (18.96%), sales jobs (10.21%), and food service (8.91%).
Montevallo is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Montevallo to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
As is often the case in a small city, Montevallo doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Montevallo who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.82% of adults in Montevallo have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Montevallo in 2010 was $18,432, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,728 for a family of four. However, Montevallo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Montevallo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Montevallo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Montevallo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Montevallo include English, German, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Montevallo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.