Vestavia Hills, AL

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2021 Population
38,504
11.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
40
0.251% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
3.84%
9.9% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$118,539
7.3% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$402,100
5.65% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Vestavia Hills, AL had a population of 38.5k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $118,539. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Vestavia Hills, AL grew from 34,482 to 38,504, a 11.7% increase and its median household income grew from $110,478 to $118,539, a 7.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vestavia Hills, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.29%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.62%), White (Hispanic) (1.42%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%).

None of the households in Vestavia Hills, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Vestavia Hills, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Vestavia Hills, AL was $402,100, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%.

Most people in Vestavia Hills, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Vestavia Hills, AL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Vestavia Hills, AL is home to a population of 38.5k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 5.96% of Vestavia Hills, AL residents were born outside of the country (2.29k people).

In 2021, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.3k people) in Vestavia Hills, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.78k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2021 Citizenship
97.7%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97.9% of Vestavia Hills, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Vestavia Hills, AL was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vestavia Hills, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.3k ± 1.04k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.42k ± 699
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.78k ± 555
3.29%
Hispanic Population
1.27k people

In 2021, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.3k people) in Vestavia Hills, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.78k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.29% of the people in Vestavia Hills, AL are hispanic (1.27k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Vestavia Hills, AL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.29k people
5.68%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.96k people

As of 2021, 5.96% of Vestavia Hills, AL residents (2.29k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Vestavia Hills, AL was 5.68%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    412 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    343 ± 200
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    241 ± 198

Vestavia Hills, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Vestavia Hills, AL employs 19.8k people. The largest industries in Vestavia Hills, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,343 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,548 people), and Educational Services (2,252 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($114,112), Manufacturing ($104,063), and Finance & Insurance ($97,945).

Occupations

19.8k
2021 Value
± 1,268
16.8%
1 Year growth
± 7.77%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Vestavia Hills, AL grew at a rate of 16.8%, from 16.9k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vestavia Hills, AL, are Management Occupations (3,279 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,460 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2,226 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vestavia Hills, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.8k
2021 Value
± 1,268
16.8%
1 Year growth
± 7.77%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Vestavia Hills, AL grew at a rate of 16.8%, from 16.9k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vestavia Hills, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,343 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,548 people), and Educational Services (2,252 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vestavia Hills, AL, though some of these residents may live in Vestavia Hills, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$81,523
Median earning men ± $3,042
$50,940
Median earning women ± $6,658

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Manufacturing ($121,667), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($107,059), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($106,136).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($100,469), Wholesale Trade ($82,788), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,282).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $48.2B
  2. $20.5B
  3. $19.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $48.2B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($20.5B) and Mixed freight ($19.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$267B
2020 Value in Alabama
$540B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
102% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $267B. This is expected to increase 102% to $540B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $30.3B
  2. $20.6B
  3. $13B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $30.3B, followed by Florida with $20.6B and Tennessee and $13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.898% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.82% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.21M), Some college (906k), and Secondary Education (641k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Vestavia Hills, AL was $402,100 in 2021, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $380,600 to $402,100, a 5.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Vestavia Hills, AL is 75.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Vestavia Hills, AL have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Vestavia Hills, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$402,100
Median Property Value 2021
±$22,022
$11,423
Median Property Taxes
±$944

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Vestavia Hills, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Vestavia Hills, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
Homeownership
2021
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 75.8% of the housing units in Vestavia Hills, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.5%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Vestavia Hills, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$118,539
Median Household Income
± $7,440
15.1k
Number of Households
± 1,028

In 2021, the median household income of the 15.1k households in Vestavia Hills, AL grew to $118,539 from the previous year's value of $110,478.

The following chart displays the households in Vestavia Hills, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Vestavia Hills, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2021, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0218% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.1%)
  3. Carpooled (4.57%)

In 2021, 80.5% of workers in Vestavia Hills, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.1%) and those who carpooled to work (4.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vestavia Hills, AL have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 0.589% of the workforce in Vestavia Hills, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Vestavia Hills, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Vestavia Hills, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

3.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vestavia Hills, AL (1.48k out of 38.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vestavia Hills, AL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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97.2% of the population of Vestavia Hills, AL has health coverage, with 66.5% on employee plans, 3.84% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, AL see 891 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.15% decrease from the previous year (920 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1103 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 475 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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891 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, AL

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, AL see an average of 891 patients per year. This represents a 3.15% decrease from the previous year (920 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.9% under 18 years, 14.4% between 18 and 34 years, 42.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.8%
Uninsured
66.5%
Employer Coverage
3.84%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vestavia Hills, AL declined by 11.3% from 3.15% to 2.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Vestavia Hills, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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