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Vestavia Hills, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Vestavia Hills had a population of 35,633 as of July 1, 2019. Vestavia Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vestavia Hills is located at latitude 33.4487 and longitude -86.7878 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vestavia Hills encompass a land area of 19.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 951 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Vestavia Hills are located in Jefferson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Shelby County.

The City of Vestavia Hills (GNIS ID: 2405646) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Vestavia Hills is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vestavia Hills: Vestavia.

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Vestavia Hills, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Vestavia Hills, AL Housing Affordability Index is 131
State of Alabama Housing Affordability Index is 174
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Vestavia Hills, AL Wealth Index is 208
State of Alabama Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 35,633 (100%)
Population in Households 35,486 (99.6%)
Population in Families 29,099 (81.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 147 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 1,794
Diversity Index2 28
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $99,200
Average Household Income $146,108
Per Capita Income $59,571
Wealth Index4 208

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,968 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,446 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 871 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $396,735
Housing Affordability Index3 131
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,415
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 9,373
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.58% 0.51%
Households 0.46% 0.45%
Families 0.21% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

Vestavia Hills, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vestavia Hills to the other 585 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 98th
Population Density # 11 98th
Diversity Index # 373 37th
Median Household Income # 7 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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