Birmingham, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 210,710 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.2%
 
Males: 100,527  (47.7%)
Females: 110,183  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35061, 35064, 35068, 35094, 35117, 35126, 35127, 35203, 35204, 35205, 35206, 35207, 35208, 35209, 35210, 35212, 35213, 35215, 35217, 35218, 35221, 35222, 35223, 35228, 35233, 35234, 35235, 35242, 35243, 35254.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,553 (it was $26,735 in 2000)
Birmingham:

$33,553
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,914 (it was $15,663 in 2000)

Birmingham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $87,800 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Birmingham:

$87,800
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $146,406; detached houses: $140,910; townhouses or other attached units: $170,157; in 2-unit structures: $264,980; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,739; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $347,486; mobile homes: $146,170

Median gross rent in 2017: $790.

March 2019 cost of living index in Birmingham: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.4%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.4% for Black residents, 36.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.7% for American Indian residents, 40.9% for other race residents, 45.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Birmingham, AL (2017)
    • 153,11672.2%Black alone
    • 47,92822.6%White alone
    • 7,5983.6%Hispanic
    • 2,0861.0%Asian alone
    • 1,9930.9%Two or more races
    • 3160.1%American Indian alone
    • 3040.1%Other race alone
    • 360.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Birmingham detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 619 registered sex offenders living in Birmingham, Alabama as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Birmingham is 343 to 1.


Crime rates in Birmingham by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
104
(44.3)
104
(44.5)
86
(37.8)
82
(35.9)
65
(28.6)
54
(25.3)
67
(31.4)
63
(29.7)
52
(24.5)
79
(37.2)
88
(41.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
241
(102.7)
220
(94.2)
229
(100.6)
212
(92.9)
198
(87.1)
182
(85.3)
152
(71.3)
178
(84.0)
182
(85.8)
159
(74.9)
180
(85.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,429
(609.2)
1,429
(611.8)
1,609
(706.7)
1,499
(656.6)
1,150
(505.8)
1,011
(474.1)
983
(460.9)
969
(457.1)
1,051
(495.5)
1,114
(524.8)
941
(446.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,675
(714.1)
1,422
(608.8)
1,396
(613.1)
1,456
(637.7)
1,399
(615.3)
1,916
(898.4)
2,035
(954.2)
1,642
(774.5)
2,084
(982.5)
2,355
(1,109)
2,816
(1,337)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,933
(2,103)
4,813
(2,061)
4,864
(2,136)
5,153
(2,257)
5,019
(2,207)
5,806
(2,723)
4,704
(2,206)
4,018
(1,895)
3,750
(1,768)
3,146
(1,482)
2,555
(1,213)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11,962
(5,100)
12,113
(5,186)
12,528
(5,502)
12,761
(5,589)
11,546
(5,078)
10,522
(4,934)
9,042
(4,240)
8,661
(4,085)
8,743
(4,122)
8,838
(4,163)
8,988
(4,269)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,028
(864.6)
2,081
(890.9)
2,246
(986.4)
2,140
(937.3)
1,594
(701.1)
1,513
(709.5)
1,042
(488.6)
1,478
(697.2)
1,436
(677.0)
1,515
(713.6)
1,752
(832.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
136
(58.0)
228
(97.6)
221
(97.1)
134
(58.7)
135
(59.4)
123
(57.7)
117
(54.9)
N/A145
(68.4)
145
(68.3)
145
(68.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)916.8892.6939.2927.2815.4885.5812.0770.5805.6841.0875.8

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City-data.com crime index in Birmingham, AL

Crime rate in Birmingham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 977 (762 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.62
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (8.4%), African (3.9%), English (1.7%), German (1.5%), Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/19/1871

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 149.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,406 people per square mile   (low).

Birmingham, Alabama map

7,632 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.4% Africa).

This city:

3.6%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $850 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $587 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (567.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Homewood, AL (2.0 miles ),
Mountain Brook, AL (2.2 miles ),
Tarrant, AL (2.3 miles ),
Forestdale, AL (2.5 miles ),
Fultondale, AL (2.5 miles ),
Cahaba Heights, AL (2.5 miles ),
Vestavia Hills, AL (2.6 miles ),
Hobson, AL (2.6 miles)

Latitude: 33.52 N, Longitude: 86.81 W

Birmingham nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The Magic City, The Pittsburgh of the South

Daytime population change due to commuting: +97,514 (+45.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 57,424 (61.5%)

Area code: 205

Distribution of median household income in Birmingham, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Birmingham, AL in 2017
Birmingham satellite photo by USGS

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Birmingham tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 128 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 1998: 152 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 1999: 137 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2000: 118 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2001: 108 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2002: 188 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2003: 152 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2004: 144 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2005: 220 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2006: 303 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2007: 232 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 132 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2009: 75 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2010: 110 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2011: 121 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 88 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2013: 80 buildings, average cost: $248,200
  • 2014: 76 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2015: 36 buildings, average cost: $290,500
  • 2016: 90 buildings, average cost: $209,700
  • 2017: 97 buildings, average cost: $189,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Birmingham, AL residents
Average permit cost in Birmingham, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Alabama:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Birmingham, AL
Historical housing units in Birmingham, AL
Most common industries in Birmingham, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Birmingham, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Cashiers (2.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (2.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.8. This is about average.

City:

82.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.292. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.292
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.65. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.65
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.34. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.34
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Birmingham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Birmingham city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Birmingham-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from Birmingham center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from Birmingham center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 60.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 168.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from Birmingham center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 16, Floods: 14, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 6, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birmingham topographic map

Main business address for: GOLDEN ENTERPRISES INC (MISCELLANEOUS FOOD PREPARATIONS & KINDRED PRODUCTS), AMSOUTH AUTO RECEIVABLES LLC (MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS CREDIT INSTITUTION), BIOCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), PROTECTIVE LIFE CORP (LIFE INSURANCE), COLONIAL REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), TORCHMARK CORP (LIFE INSURANCE), PROASSURANCE CORP (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE), ALABAMA NATIONAL BANCORPORATION (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS) and 23 other public companies.

Hospitals in Birmingham:

  • AFFINITY HOME HOSPICE SERVICES (140 OXMOOR ROAD, SUITE H)
  • BIRMINGHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, provides emergency services, 700 SOUTH 19TH STREET)
  • CARRAWAY METHODIST MEDICAL CTR HOSPICE (1600 CARRAWAY BOULEVARD)
  • EVERCARE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (33 INVERNESS CENTER PARKWAY, # 350)
  • HOPE HOSPICE, INC (1600 CARRAWAY BOULEVARD, SUITE 444)
  • LONG TERM CARE HOSP AT MED CENTER EAST,THE (50 MEDICAL PARK EAST DR, 8TH FLOOR)
  • NEW BEACON OF BIRMINGHAM (2145 HIGHLAND AVENUE SUITE 110)
  • PERSONA HEALTH SERVICES, INC (2800 MILAN COURT, SUITE 127)
  • ST VINCENT'S BIRMINGHAM (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 810 ST VINCENT'S DRIVE)
  • TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 800 MONTCLAIR RD)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE BIRMINGHAM (2084 VALLEYDALE ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Birmingham:

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Amtrak station:

BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Birmingham:

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (Full-time enrollment: 14,853; Location: Administration Bldg Suite 1070; Public; Website: www.uab.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (Full-time enrollment: 8,167; Location: 488 Palisades Blvd.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Jefferson State Community College (Full-time enrollment: 6,041; Location: 2601 Carson Rd; Public; Website: www.jeffstateonline.com)
  • Samford University (Full-time enrollment: 3,829; Location: 800 Lakeshore Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.samford.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (Full-time enrollment: 2,695; Location: 3060 Wilson Rd SW; Public; Website: www.lawsonstate.edu)
  • Fortis Institute-Birmingham (Full-time enrollment: 1,392; Location: 100 London Pkwy Ste 150; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fortis.edu)
  • Birmingham Southern College (Full-time enrollment: 1,331; Location: 900 Arkadelphia Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bsc.edu/)
  • Brown Mackie College-Birmingham (Full-time enrollment: 743; Location: 105 Vulcan Road, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.brownmackie.edu)
  • Strayer University-Alabama (Full-time enrollment: 672; Location: 3570 Grandview Pkwy Ste 200; Private, for-profit; Website: www.strayer.edu/alabama/birmingham; Offers Master's degree)
  • Herzing University-Birmingham (Full-time enrollment: 338; Location: 280 West Valley Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.herzing.edu/birmingham)
  • University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus (Full-time enrollment: 308; Location: 100 Corporate Parkway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Southeastern School of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 162; Location: 849 Dennison Ave. SW, Suite 101; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.southeasternschoolofcosmetology.com)
  • Southeastern Bible College (Full-time enrollment: 149; Location: 2545 Valleydale Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sebc.edu)

Libraries in Birmingham:

  • BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $18,161,924; Location: 2100 PARK PLACE; 798,413 books; 200 e-books; 29,770 audio materials; 49,814 video materials; 32 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 1,794 print serial subscriptions; 2,364 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • NORTH SHELBY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,045,765; Location: 5521 CAHABA VALLEY ROAD; 57,567 books; 1,597 audio materials; 2,737 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Birmingham: Boswell Golf Course (A), Cooper Green Golf Course (B), Hillcrest Country Club (C), Village Creek Sewage Treatment Plant (D), Louisville and Nashville Railroad Station (E), Roebuck Municipal Golf Course (F), Farmers Market (G), East Thomas Yards (H), Rickwood Field (I), Alabama State Fairgrounds (J), Arlington Historic House and Gardens (K), Eastwood Shopping Plaza (L), Ernest Norris Yards (M), Birmingham International Raceway (N), Camp Tanglewood (O), Camp Blossom Hill (P), Birmingham Terminal Station (Q), University of Alabama at Birmingham Arena (R), Queenstown Industrial Park (S), Airport Industrial Park (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Festival Shopping Center (1), Village East Shopping Center (2), The Magic Place Shopping Center (3), Roebuck Shopping City Shopping Center (4), Roebuck Plaza Shopping Center (5), Queensbury Shopping Center (6), Parkway East Huffman Shopping Center (7), Acipco Shopping Center (8), Cahaba Mall Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Birmingham include: GOLDEN ENTERPRISES INC (A), AMSOUTH AUTO RECEIVABLES LLC (B), COLONIAL REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (C), TORCHMARK CORP (D), ALABAMA NATIONAL BANCORPORATION (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Birmingham include: Pike Avenue Baptist Church (A), Oxmoor United Methodist Church (B), Pleasant Hill Church (C), Pleasant Valley Church (D), Mount Ararat Baptist Church (E), Crestway Baptist Church (F), Saint Lukes Church (G), Bold Spring Presbyterian Church (H), Bethlehem United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Earltown Cemetery (1), Hodges Cemetery (2), Oak Hill Cemetery (3), Oakland Cemetery (4), McElwain Cemetery (5), East Lake Cemetery (6), Inglenook Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: East Thomas Gardens Lake (A), East Lake (B), Alton Lake (C), City of Birmingham - Roebuck Plaza Lake (D), Miller Steam Plant Water Storagep (E), Spring Lake (F), Lake Purdy (G), Elmore Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tarrant Spring Branch (A), South Prong Cox Creek (B), Short Creek (C), Shephard Branch (D), Abes Creek (E), Lee Branch (F), McCombs Branch (G), North Prong Cox Creek (H), Village Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Birmingham include: Downey Park (1), North Birmingham Park (2), Marconi Park (3), Legion Field (4), Lassiter Mountain Raceway Park (5), Jimmy Morgan Zoo (6), Eldorado Park (7), Clayton Park (8), Central Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Museums; 520 16th Street North) (1), Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (Museums; 1631 4th Avenue North) (2), The Hip Hop Museum of Art (1761 50th Street) (3), Samuel Ullman Museum (2150 15th Avenue South) (4), McWane Center (Museums; 200 19th Street Ensley) (5), Southern Museum of Flight (4343 73rd Street North) (6), Terrace Cafe (Museums; 2000 8th Avenue North) (7), Alan's Discount Music (Museums; 1425 Montgomery Highway) (8), Alabama Sports Hall of Fame-Educationl Otrch Prgrm (Museums; 2150 Richard Arrington Jr) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Marriott Hotel Birmingham (3590 Grandview Parkway) (1), Rime Garden Extended Stay Suites (5320 Beacon Drive) (2), Studioplus (101 Cahaba Park Circle) (3), Travelers Rest Motel (1066 Forestdale Boulevard) (4), Intown Suites Oxmoor (90 Oxmoor Road) (5), Royal Inn (821 20th St S) (6), Candlewood Suites (600 Corporate Rdg) (7), Jackson Hospitality (#1 Office Park Circle) (8), Homewood Lodge (103 Green Springs Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Courts - Federal - Probation Office (1729 5th Avenue North Suite 325) (1), Tarrant City - Municipal Court (1604 Pinson Valley Parkway) (2), Jefferson County Courthouse Birmingham - Environmental Services Depart (610 Avenue D) (3), United States District Court - Probation Office (1729 5th Avenue North) (4), Hoover City - Municipal Court- Animal Control (100 Municipal Drive) (5), Vestavia Hills City - Municipal Court (513 Montgomery Highway) (6), Jefferson County Courthouse Birmingham - Line Maintenance & Sewer Construc (610 Avenue D) (7), Sessions Jeff Senator (1800 5th Avenue North) (8), Birmingham City - Municipal Court (801 17th Street North) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Taylor Hicks - Blues musician, Charlie Fonville - Record-setting African shotputter, Bobby Bowden - Football coach, Alveda King - Politician, Carl Lewis - Track & field athlete, Sun Ra - (died 1993), singer-songwriter, musician, Andre Smith (American football) - College football player, Spencer Bachus - Politician, Condoleezza Rice - (born 1954), National Security Advisor, Darrin Hancock - Basketball player.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Birmingham and their reported violations in the past:

BIRMINGHAM WATER WORKS BOARD (Population served: 591,243, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
PARKER CREEK WATER COMPANY (Population served: 1,500, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MONTGOMERY CAMPGROUND LLC (Address: 51 SHADY CREST ROAD , Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-11-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.0%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Birmingham in 2010:

  • 3,284 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,559 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,060 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 707 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 691 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 581 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 448 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 280 people in state prisons
  • 145 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 120 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 39 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 29 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Birmingham in 2000:

  • 2,141 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,895 people in nursing homes
  • 1,274 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,228 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 569 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 324 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 293 people in halfway houses
  • 289 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 287 people in other group homes
  • 205 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 146 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 59 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 42 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 37 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 26 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 24 people in religious group quarters
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Legion Field. Capacity: 71,594. UAB Blazers.
  • Bartow Arena. University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center. Capacity: 18,977.
  • Boutwell Memorial Auditorium. Capacity: 5,000.
  • Fair Park Arena. Capacity: 6,000.

Banks with most branches in Birmingham (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: 37 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 18 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Compass Bank: 16 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: at 17 20th Street North, Birmingham Branch, Mountain Brook Branch, Trussville Branch, Greystone Branch, Highway 119 Hoover. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc
  • Synovus Bank: Downtown Branch, Inverness Corners Bkng. Ctr. Branch, Vestavia Branch, Brookdale Place Branch, Southbridge - Homewood Drive-Thru Fa, Birmingham Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Colonnade Parkway Branch, Trussville Branch, Hoover Branch, One Federal Place, Highland Avenue Branch. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Meadow Brook Branch, Shades Valley Main Branch, Grayson Valley Branch, Birmingham Branch, Roebuck Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bryant Bank: Cahaba Village Branch, Homewood Branch, 280 Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $951.1 mil, Deposits: $781.0 mil, headquarters in Tuscaloosa, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • 15 other banks with 20 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Birmingham:

Marital status in Birmingham, AL
  • Never married: 47.6%
  • Now married: 28.5%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Birmingham:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Birmingham
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Birmingham:

(Birmingham, Alabama Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Birmingham, AL (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant308,984710
Black Protestant106,653257
Mainline Protestant67,037150
Catholic55,08332
Other13,07345
Orthodox1,4244
None106,212-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Jefferson County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
Jefferson County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 65
Jefferson County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 380
Jefferson County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 357
This county:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

12.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.1%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

12.0%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Birmingham:

48.6%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Birmingham:

45.7%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Birmingham:

29.8
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Birmingham:

18.2%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Birmingham:

13.4%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.4%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

54.3%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.4%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Birmingham, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 823$4,752,435$69,2940$0
Firefighters 650$3,538,102$65,3190$0
Water Supply 611$3,387,808$66,53613$33,068
Solid Waste Management 508$1,430,580$33,7930$0
Other and Unallocable 424$1,723,637$48,78245$61,999
Natural Resources 367$969,407$31,6970$0
Parks and Recreation 210$891,994$50,97182$79,163
Police - Other 196$790,038$48,3700$0
Local Libraries 175$605,163$41,497137$286,553
Other Government Administration 175$844,031$57,8760$0
Streets and Highways 169$895,258$63,5690$0
Financial Administration 159$863,320$65,1560$0
Correction 123$565,264$55,1480$0
Judicial and Legal 110$682,450$74,4490$0
Fire - Other 64$270,292$50,6800$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 41$181,838$53,2210$0
Totals for Government 4,805$22,391,617$55,921277$460,783

Birmingham government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $59,014,000 ($280.07)
    General - Other: $36,770,000 ($174.51)
    Regular Highways: $16,148,000 ($76.64)
    Central Staff Services: $537,000 ($2.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $150,000 ($0.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($0.14)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $98,836,000 ($469.06)
    Police Protection: $96,782,000 ($459.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $62,668,000 ($297.41)
    General - Other: $59,983,000 ($284.67)
    Regular Highways: $57,454,000 ($272.67)
    Central Staff Services: $29,948,000 ($142.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,298,000 ($110.57)
    Libraries: $15,022,000 ($71.29)
    General Public Buildings: $13,949,000 ($66.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,840,000 ($60.94)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $12,732,000 ($60.42)
    Financial Administration: $12,600,000 ($59.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,873,000 ($51.60)
    Parking Facilities: $6,084,000 ($28.87)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,516,000 ($7.19)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $639,966,000 ($3037.19)
    Corporate Bonds: $118,335,000 ($561.60)
    Benefit Payments: $77,607,000 ($368.31)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $30,160,000 ($143.14)
    Withdrawals: $2,063,000 ($9.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,981,000 ($85.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $12,503,000 ($59.34)
    Water Utilities: $4,235,000 ($20.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,334,000 ($6.33)
    Regular Highways: $74,000 ($0.35)
    Correctional Institutions: $26,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,149,000 ($33.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $46,996,000 ($223.04)

Birmingham government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $20,444,000 ($97.02)
    Parking Facilities: $7,247,000 ($34.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,667,000 ($7.91)
    Regular Highways: $178,000 ($0.84)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $16,384,000 ($77.76)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $4,804,000 ($22.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,813,000 ($41.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,331,000 ($20.55)
    General Local Government Support: $178,000 ($0.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $12,848,000 ($60.97)
    General Revenue - Other: $8,578,000 ($40.71)
    Interest Earnings: $4,197,000 ($19.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,788,000 ($17.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $164,941,000 ($782.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,804,000 ($60.77)
    Other: $11,738,000 ($55.71)
    Highways: $4,132,000 ($19.61)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $160,897,000 ($763.59)
    Individual Income: $84,722,000 ($402.08)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $60,551,000 ($287.37)
    Property: $58,570,000 ($277.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $17,719,000 ($84.09)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,422,000 ($63.70)
    Other License: $5,618,000 ($26.66)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,693,000 ($8.03)

Birmingham government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,550,753,000 ($7359.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,464,315,000 ($6949.43)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $262,793,000 ($1247.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $175,355,000 ($832.21)

Birmingham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $166,569,000 ($790.51)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $98,992,000 ($469.80)
    Total Federal Securities: $97,482,000 ($462.64)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $298,529,000 ($1416.78)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $132,309,000 ($627.92)

5.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($109 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.01%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Shelby County, AL  1.04% ($59,781 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.27% ($47,158)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.25% ($45,895)


5.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.02%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Shelby County, AL  1.15% ($65,544 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.39% ($50,962)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.19% ($41,890)
Businesses in Birmingham, AL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Journeys1
ALDO1Juicy Couture1
AT&T8Justice3
Abercrombie Kids1KFC7
Academy Sports + Outdoors2Kmart2
Ace Hardware2Kohl's2
Advance Auto Parts6La Quinta2
Aeropostale4La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters4Lane Furniture3
Ann Taylor3LensCrafters4
Apple Store1Little Caesars Pizza5
Applebee's4Lowe's2
Arby's10Macy's2
Ascend Collection1Marriott9
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets10
AutoZone6Maurices1
Avenue1McDonald's19
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Microtel1
Bath & Body Works3Motel 61
Baymont Inn1Motherhood Maternity4
Bebe2New Balance6
Bed Bath & Beyond2New York & Co4
Best Western1Nike35
Blockbuster1Nissan3
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot3
Brookstone2OfficeMax2
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Old Navy2
Budget Car Rental2Olive Garden2
Buffalo Wild Wings3Outback3
Burger King9Outback Steakhouse3
Burlington Coat Factory2Panera Bread2
CVS9Papa John's Pizza5
Cache3Payless3
Catherines3Penske3
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart1
Chevrolet3Pier 1 Imports3
Chick-Fil-A9Pizza Hut9
Chico's2Popeyes5
Chipotle2Pottery Barn1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pottery Barn Kids1
Church's Chicken10Publix Super Markets5
Circle K4Quality2
Clarion1Quiznos2
Clarks2RadioShack7
Coldwater Creek1Red Lobster1
Comfort Inn3Red Robin1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid6
Curves1Ruby Tuesday4
DHL4Rue211
Dairy Queen4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Days Inn4SONIC Drive-In3
Decora Cabinetry2Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza6Sears5
Econo Lodge1Sephora1
Eddie Bauer1Sheraton1
Express2Shoe Carnival1
FedEx128Soma Intimates1
Finish Line3Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Staples2
Foot Locker3Starbucks13
Ford2Studio Plus Deluxe Studios2
GNC9Subaru1
GameStop8Subway32
Gap2T-Mobile14
Goodwill13T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree2Taco Bell7
H&R Block8Talbots1
Haagen-Dazs1Target3
Hardee's1The Cheesecake Factory1
Haworth1The Limited1
Hilton11The Room Place2
Hobby Lobby1Toyota2
Holiday Inn5U-Haul19
Home Depot3UPS165
Homestead Studio Suites1Urban Outfitters1
Honda2Vans3
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless4
Howard Johnson1Victoria's Secret2
Hyatt1Volkswagen2
Hyundai2Waffle House5
IHOP2Walgreens10
InTown Suites2Walmart6
J. Jill1Wet Seal3
J.Crew1Whole Foods Market1
Jimmy John's1Wingate1
JoS. A. Bank3YMCA10
Johnny Rockets1Z Gallerie1
Jones New York11

Strongest AM radio stations in Birmingham:

  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Birmingham:

  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Birmingham:

  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Birmingham: Harold E. Wilson.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Birmingham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 630Number of bridges
  • 12,208ft / 3,721mTotal length
  • $1,910,530,000Total costs
  • 14,659,243Total average daily traffic
  • 1,394,269Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Birmingham, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 101910-1919
  • 141920-1929
  • 311930-1939
  • 131940-1949
  • 221950-1959
  • 1251960-1969
  • 2771970-1979
  • 801980-1989
  • 141990-1999
  • 132000-2009
  • 302010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Birmingham, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Birmingham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 1,312 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Birmingham, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 327 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 290 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1,417 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Birmingham)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Birmingham)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 356 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 47 full and 34 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED476$123,888555$167,9902,102$160,338142$38,62630$1,758,106297$81,2691$79,730
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED29$109,17535$154,301227$119,36123$27,6362$3,772,50018$75,9813$70,873
APPLICATIONS DENIED157$98,967141$98,0381,556$105,173391$25,7303$375,000182$78,03910$42,590
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN88$121,17395$155,8151,025$130,85037$68,7493$2,353,00078$108,7782$26,825
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS37$102,84515$180,418256$119,89926$72,4820$024$92,8190$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 81 tracts in Birmingham, AL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full and 29 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED83$173,72250$192,2882$201,520
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED34$158,69530$187,6342$102,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$167,10514$190,2920$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$152,0826$161,9120$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$154,9435$86,1023$54,667
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Birmingham, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Birmingham, AL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 1721. The highest number of fires - 2,660 took place in 2005, and the least - 396 in 2012. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Birmingham, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.3%), and Outside Fires (31.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Birmingham, AL
    • 12,38142.3%Structure Fires
    • 9,24431.6%Outside Fires
    • 6,43822.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1,1974.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Birmingham, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Birmingham, Alabama:

  • Embassy Suites Hotel Birmingham, 2300 Woodcrest Pl, Birmingham, Alabama 35209 , Phone: (205) 879-7400, Fax: (205) 870-4523
  • Red Roof Inn, 1466 Montgomery Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 35216 , Phone: (205) 822-2224, Fax: (205) 822-9421
  • Hampton Inn MT Brook, 2731 US Hwy 280, Birmingham, Alabama 35223 , Phone: (205) 870-7822, Fax: (205) 871-7610
  • Redmont Hotel Birmingham, 2101 5TH Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 , Phone: (205) 957-6828, Fax: (205) 957-6851
  • Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Blvd N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 , Phone: (205) 324-5000, Fax: (205) 307-3045
  • Days Inn, 905 11th Court W, Birmingham, Alabama 35204 , Phone: (205) 324-4510, Fax: (205) 252-7972
  • Delux Inn & Suites, 7905 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35210 , Phone: (205) 956-4440, Fax: (205) 956-3011
  • Hotel Indigo Birmingham Five Points S- UAB, 1023 20th St S, Birmingham, Alabama 35205 , Phone: (205) 933-9555, Fax: (205) 917-5642
  • 87 other hotels and motels
All 95 fire-safe hotels and motels in Birmingham, Alabama
Most common first names in Birmingham, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4,66771.6 years
Mary4,54878.8 years
John3,81573.2 years
William3,70473.5 years
Robert2,63170.8 years
Willie2,51372.6 years
Annie1,78579.4 years
Charles1,77670.7 years
George1,66974.6 years
Margaret1,24178.6 years
Most common last names in Birmingham, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,47473.8 years
Williams2,01373.3 years
Jones1,98274.1 years
Johnson1,65273.6 years
Brown1,41174.1 years
Davis1,29474.1 years
Jackson1,14872.7 years
Thomas1,02873.2 years
Harris1,00575.1 years
Moore89973.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Birmingham, AL
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Birmingham, AL
  • 61.9%Electricity
  • 36.4%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Birmingham compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Birmingham on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
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  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 50,000+"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population decreases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #2 (35204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #13 (35223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #23 (35234) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #26 (35206) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #32 (35061) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #37 (35203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #38 (35221) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #55 (35234) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #57 (35127) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #57 (35223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #60 (35233) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #65 (35064) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #83 (35203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #83 (35234) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #101 (35208) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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