Northport is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 24,772 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Northport is the 21st largest community in Alabama.
Northport real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Northport 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, Northport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Northport is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northport who work in sales jobs (11.61%), office and administrative support (10.49%), and teaching (9.80%).
Also of interest is that Northport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Being a small city, Northport does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Northport is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.45% of adults in Northport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Northport in 2010 was $24,553, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,212 for a family of four. However, Northport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Northport is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Northport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Northport include English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Northport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.