Mountain Brook, AL
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Mountain Brook is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 20,691 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mountain Brook is the 30th largest community in Alabama.

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

Mountain Brook is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mountain Brook is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain Brook who work in management occupations (17.77%), sales jobs (14.61%), and legal occupations (12.31%).

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

In addition, Mountain Brook is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Mountain Brook is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mountain Brook a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mountain Brook has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mountain Brook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mountain Brook spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Mountain Brook. 84.65% 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 Mountain Brook in 2010 was $66,906, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $267,624 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Mountain Brook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.