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.

Mountain Brook is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. 85.36% 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 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.