Stapleton is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 2,213 people and just one neighborhood, Stapleton is the 208th largest community in Alabama. Stapleton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Stapleton, where the median household income is $140,038.00.
Stapleton real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Stapleton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Stapleton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.05% of the Stapleton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Stapleton is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stapleton who work in healthcare (18.11%), management occupations (13.79%), and business and financial occupations (6.71%).
In addition, Stapleton 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.
Because of many things, Stapleton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Stapleton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Stapleton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Stapleton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Stapleton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.22 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Stapleton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Stapleton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.43% of adults in Stapleton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Stapleton in 2018 was $29,638, 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 $118,552 for a family of four.
The people who call Stapleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stapleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stapleton include European, Irish, German, British, and English.
The most common language spoken in Stapleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 49.1% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.6% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, with 1.8% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 96.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.7% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Stapleton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 5.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 64.2% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 49.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 20.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.3%), and 10.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Stapleton, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (5.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (4.8%), and residents who report German roots (4.0%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (2.7%).
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.