Mountain Brook, AL
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Mountain Brook is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 20,381 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 96.86% 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 sales jobs (17.94%), management occupations (17.61%), and business and financial occupations (11.27%).

In addition, Mountain Brook is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Mountain Brook is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mountain Brook really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mountain Brook perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Mountain Brook is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Mountain Brook. 85.36% 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 $75,317, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $301,268 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 Scots-Irish.

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