Mountain Brook, AL
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Living in Mountain Brook


Mountain Brook is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 20,297 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 96.67% 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 (19.15%), sales jobs (16.73%), and healthcare (11.89%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.40% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

As is often the case in a small city, Mountain Brook doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

If knowledge is power, Mountain Brook is a pretty powerful place. 85.10% of the adults in Mountain Brook 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 Mountain Brook in 2018 was $78,588, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,352 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mountain Brook include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and European.

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