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D+ Alabaster Amenities Some amenities close to this location
B- Alabaster Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Alabama
937% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Alabaster cost of living
B+ Alabaster Crime Total crime is 48% lower than Alabama
Total crime
1,80734% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5634% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Alabaster crime
C+ Alabaster Employment Household income is 64% higher than Alabama
Median household income
$73,32533% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,2395% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%34% lower than the US average
Alabaster employment
D+ Alabaster Housing Home value is 29% higher than Alabama
Median home value
$166,30010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$947equal to the US average
Home ownership
83%30% higher than the US average
Alabaster real estate or Alabaster rentals
D+ Alabaster Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Alabama
High school grad. rates
87%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
46%7% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:118% lower than the US average
Alabaster K-12 schools

Living in Alabaster, AL

Alabaster, Alabama is a moderately-sized city with a population of 32,269 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (76% White). Given that fact, Alabaster could be considered less diverse than other cities. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Alabaster might be a good fit as 82% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 55% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to decide if living in Alabaster is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Alabama, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Alabaster and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Alabaster to Alabama and the national average.

With a livability score of 72 out of 100, Alabaster is ranked #7,824 in the United States and #64 in Alabama. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Alabaster ranks well for crime (B), cost of living (B-) and weather (B-).

Assuming that Alabaster meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Alabaster. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Alabaster are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Alabaster come in at $166,300, which is 29.4% higher than the Alabama average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Alabaster, the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 20.7% lower than the Alabama average. Real estate appreciation rates in Alabaster are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Alabaster homes comes in at 7.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 3.9%.

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Compare Alabaster, AL Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Alabaster, AL

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Vestavia Hills, AL881634,243
Homewood, AL8616.525,652
Hoover, AL8410.984,100
Brook Highland, AL8317.36,604
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Trussville, AL8230.320,872
Helena, AL815.417,630
Highland Lakes, AL8115.94,860
Mountain Brook, AL8019.520,532
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Love the Weather!

After having lived in Alabaster, AL for a few years now, I can honestly say that I love it here! My favorite aspect of this beautiful city is the gorgeous, sunny weather that I crave. I no longer have to suffer through unbearably cold winters. Alabster, AL has the perfect weather for me year round.

In today's world, it can be difficult to find a safe place to live. With a low crime rate, I feel safe in my own home and around the city. The employment rate is high, and the cost of living is low. You couldn't ask for anything more.

The weather, the low crime rate, and the fact that I can comfortably afford to live here would be enough for me to stay here forever. Yet another reason I have chosen to make Alabster, AL my forever home is the convenience of having everything I need close by. I can do my grocery shopping, pick up my prescriptions, browse the unique local shops and boutiques, go to the gym, and spend the day at the park all without leaving the city I live in!
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Source: The Alabaster, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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