Phenix City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 37,570 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Phenix City who work in office and administrative support (13.18%), sales jobs (9.33%), and teaching (8.09%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Phenix City, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
The percentage of adults in Phenix City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.69% of the adults in Phenix City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Phenix City in 2010 was $20,725, 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 $82,900 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, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Phenix City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.