County cities make list of hardest working places in Alabama

Three cities within Shelby County were recognized as being the hardest working places in Alabama, according to Zippia.com. (File)

Three cities within Shelby County were recognized as being the hardest working places in Alabama, according to Zippia.com. (File)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

Three Shelby County cities recently made a top 10 list for hardest working places in Alabama, according to national career website Zippia.com.

Chelsea, Helena and Alabaster were all recognized on the list with Chelsea taking the No. 1 spot, followed by Helena at No. 3 and Alabaster at No. 7.

The top 10 list was complied using data from the 2009-2014 Census Bureau that included average hours worked, average commute time, workers per household, labor force participation rate and adults with a college degree.

Chelsea, Helena and Alabaster made the top 10 list out of data compiled from 115 other places in Alabama, according to Zippia.

According to Zippia, Chelsea has an approximate population of 11,051 with 44.5 percent of those being college graduates. The average hours worked per week came in at 40.2 and the workers per household was 1.6.

Helena has an approximate population of 16,752 with 46.9 percent being college graduates. The average hours worked per week came in at 42.3 and the workers per household was 1.5

Alabaster has an approximate population of 30,978 according to Zippia with 33.7 percent of those being college graduates. The average hours worked per week came in at 39.5 and the workers per household was 1.6.

Other cities making the top 10 were Meadowbrook, Pike Road, Brook Highland, Homewood, Trussville, Harvest and Mountain Brook.

To view a complete list of the rankings and more visit Zippia.com/advice/hardest-working-places-in-alabama/.