Vestavia Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 34,162 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Vestavia Hills is the 13th largest community in Alabama.
Vestavia Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alabama, but Vestavia Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Vestavia Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Vestavia Hills is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vestavia Hills who work in management occupations (17.55%), sales jobs (12.10%), and healthcare (11.78%).
Also of interest is that Vestavia Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Vestavia Hills is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Vestavia Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Vestavia Hills perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
If knowledge is power, Vestavia Hills is a pretty powerful place. 65.88% of the adults in Vestavia Hills have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Vestavia Hills in 2010 was $52,576, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,304 for a family of four.
Vestavia Hills is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vestavia Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vestavia Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Vestavia Hills include Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Vestavia Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.