Vestavia Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 39,102 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Vestavia Hills is the 12th 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 91.93% 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 (15.20%), sales jobs (12.97%), and healthcare (12.71%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.19% 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.
Vestavia Hills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Vestavia Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The city of Vestavia Hills is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.
If knowledge is power, Vestavia Hills is a pretty powerful place. 66.74% 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 2018 was $57,608, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,432 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vestavia Hills include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Vestavia Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.