Kimberly leads North Jefferson cities on a list compiled by Forbes in its look at Alabama’s 50 richest cities by factors including mean and average income. The list also looked at median property taxes in cities and the median home values.
Forbes used data from the Census Bureau’s 2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Four North Jefferson cities made the top 50 list, led by Kimberly (#26 in Alabama). Morris was 2nd among North Jefferson cities on the list (#38), followed by Mount Olive (#44) and Gardendale (#47).
With a median home value of $224,200, Kimberly is the highest of North Jefferson cities according to the list. Morris comes in 2nd at $192,400, followed closely by Gardendale at $190,400.
In a recent story, the Herald reported on a U.S. News and World Report ranking that showed Mortimer Jordan High School as top high school in North Jefferson, by the reports data used.
Kimberly and Morris residents feed into Mortimer Jordan High School.
The Herald reported back in May, using data from the Alabama State Report Card, that Mortimer Jordan was tops among North Jefferson high schools. We further reported in May that Bryan Elementary was tops for North Jefferson elementary schools and added in reporting in June that Mortimer Jordan was tops in the category of most scholarships for seniors.
A low number of total households, combined with higher median income and quality schools all point to the Kimberly and Morris communities as places to watch as more development and high growth takes place in North Jefferson.