Vestavia Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 34,688 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 92.21% 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 (16.82%), sales jobs (13.37%), and healthcare (11.93%).
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.
In addition, Vestavia Hills 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, Vestavia Hills is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Vestavia Hills 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Vestavia Hills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Vestavia Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Vestavia Hills is a pretty powerful place. 67.87% 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 $51,797, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,188 for a family of four.
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 German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Vestavia Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.