Phenix City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 36,487 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Phenix City is the 15th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Phenix City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Phenix City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phenix City who work in office and administrative support (15.08%), sales jobs (11.69%), and management occupations (7.81%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Phenix City. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
The city of Phenix City is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.
The citizens of Phenix City are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.06% of adults in Phenix City having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Phenix City in 2018 was $23,397, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,588 for a family of four. However, Phenix City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Phenix City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Phenix City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Phenix City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Phenix City include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Phenix City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.