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Vestavia Hills is a city in Jefferson County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area. (The community straddles Jefferson and Shelby counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for a local mansion

The latitude of Vestavia Hills is 33.448N. The longitude is -86.787W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 951 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,909.


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Median household income
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$70,623
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vestavia Hills demographic reports
Vestavia Hills is on the crest of Shades Mountain
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Vestavia Hills residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vestavia Hills ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vestavia Hills was $40,392, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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61% of Vestavia Hills residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Vestavia Hills, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $610.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,540.


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Libraries in Vestavia Hills include Vestavia Hills-Scrushy Public Library ... View libraries

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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vestavia Hills political report.

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Vestavia Hills restaurants taking online reservations include Nonnas Ristorante Italiano ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Vestavia Hills workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Vestavia Hills between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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