Rainbow City, AL
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Rainbow City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 9,580 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rainbow City is the 69th largest community in Alabama.

Rainbow City real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Rainbow City 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, Rainbow City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rainbow City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rainbow City who work in sales jobs (13.65%), healthcare (9.74%), and office and administrative support (9.22%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.72% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The percentage of people in Rainbow City who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.86% of adults in Rainbow City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rainbow City in 2010 was $23,338, 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 $93,352 for a family of four. However, Rainbow City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rainbow City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rainbow City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rainbow City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rainbow City include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Rainbow City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and African languages.

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