Birmingham, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 212,113 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.6%
 
Males: 102,404  (48.3%)
Females: 109,709  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 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 2013: $31,152 (it was $26,735 in 2000)
Birmingham:

$31,152
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,587 (it was $15,663 in 2000)

Birmingham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,800 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Birmingham:

$83,800
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $126,905; Detached houses: $125,279; Townhouses or other attached units: $146,783; In 2-unit structures: $88,936; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $189,922; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,600; Mobile homes: $87,481

Median gross rent in 2013: $723.

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  • Races in Birmingham, AL (2013)

    Birmingham races chart
    • 154,45972.9%Black alone
    • 45,03421.3%White alone
    • 6,9113.3%Hispanic
    • 2,3161.1%Two or more races
    • 2,1601.0%Asian alone
    • 9310.4%Other race alone
    • 3610.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Birmingham: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (11.6%), Irish (3.2%), English (3.1%), German (2.6%), Subsaharan African (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/19/1871

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 149.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,415 people per square mile   (low).

Birmingham,AL real estate house value index trend

Birmingham, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Birmingham:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Birmingham city:

  • Never married: 43.0%
  • Now married: 30.7%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

5,124 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

2.1%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 554 registered sex offenders living in Birmingham, Alabama as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Birmingham to the number of sex offenders is 383 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $638 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $498 (0.8%)

Birmingham satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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: +99,998 (+47.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 55,410 (62.1%)

Area code: 205

Birmingham household income distribution Birmingham home values distribution

Crime rates in Birmingham by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013
Murders 73658559104104868265546763
per 100,000 29.926.535.424.844.344.537.835.928.625.331.429.7
Rapes 206239204240241220229212198182152178
per 100,000 84.597.684.9100.8102.794.2100.692.987.185.371.384.0
Robberies 1,0841,1861,3521,3691,4291,4291,6091,4991,1501,011983969
per 100,000 444.7484.1562.9574.8609.2611.8706.7656.6505.8474.1460.9457.1
Assaults 1,6641,6971,7061,5931,6751,4221,3961,4561,3991,9162,0351,642
per 100,000 682.6692.7710.3668.9714.1608.8613.1637.7615.3898.4954.2774.5
Burglaries 4,0794,3894,8315,1564,9334,8134,8645,1535,0195,8064,7044,018
per 100,000 1,673.41,791.62,011.42,164.92,103.02,060.62,136.32,257.02,207.42,722.52,205.71,895.3
Thefts 11,92811,64011,93411,97011,96212,11312,52812,76111,54610,5229,0428,661
per 100,000 4,893.34,751.64,968.95,025.95,099.55,185.95,502.35,589.25,078.04,933.94,239.84,085.4
Auto thefts 2,0512,0492,8092,3512,0282,0812,2462,1401,5941,5131,0421,478
per 100,000 841.4836.41,169.6987.1864.6890.9986.4937.3701.1709.5488.6697.2
Arson 251211175142136228221134135123117N/A
per 100,000 103.086.172.959.658.097.697.158.759.457.754.9N/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.1) 737.0755.7836.7822.6868.9846.0890.2878.8772.8839.3769.7730.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Birmingham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,126 (836 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.94
Alabama average:

2.23

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Birmingham tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -22,695 (-8.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Birmingham: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Birmingham, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 (29) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 14, Floods: 12, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 4, 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

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.

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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

Biggest public high schools in Birmingham:

Biggest private high schools in Birmingham:

  • JOHN CARROLL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 620; Location: 300 LAKESHORE PKWY; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • PARKWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 421; Location: 959 HUFFMAN RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE SUNSHINE SCHOOL AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Students: 420; Location: 1600 7TH AVE S; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE ALTAMONT SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 4801 ALTAMONT RD S; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • WESTMINSTER SCHOOL AT OAK MOUNTAIN (Students: 356; Location: 5080 CAHABA VALLEY TRCE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • JEFFERSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 266; Location: 1500 HERITAGE PLACE DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CENTRAL PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 222; Location: 1900 43RD ST W; Grades: KG - 12)
  • HOLY FAMILY CRISTO REY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 2001 E 19TH ST ENSLEY; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 5568 CHALKVILLE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • EPHESUS ACADEMY (Students: 109; Location: 829 MCMILLON AVE SW; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Birmingham:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Birmingham:

  • OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 466; Location: 5510 DOUBLE OAK LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF SORROWS (Students: 440; Location: 1720 OXMOOR RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ADVENT EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: 2019 6TH AVE N; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HIGHLANDS SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 4901 OLD LEEDS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL (Students: 252; Location: 1401 22ND ST S; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CORNERSTONE SCHOOLS OF ALABAMA (Students: 227; Location: 116 55TH ST N; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 630 1ST ST S; Grades: PK - 8)
  • JOSEPH S BRUNO MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 200; Location: 5509 TIMBER HILL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 1401 HUFFMAN RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CREATIVE MONTESSORI SCHOOL INC (Students: 189; Location: 1650 28TH CT S; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Birmingham, map of school districts: BIRMINGHAM CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 96.6. This is worse than average.

City:

96.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.219. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.219
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.58
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.1

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.7%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents, 34.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.6% for American Indian residents, 22.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.0% for other race residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)
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 mentally retarded
  • 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

Birmingham, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Birmingham compared to Alabama state average:

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

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Birmingham, Alabama:

  • Anchor Motel, 8420 1ST Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35206 , Phone: (205) 833-3414
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Birmingham, 2300 Woodcrest Pl, Birmingham, AL 35209 , Phone: (205) 879-7400, Fax: (205) 870-4523
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1466 Montgomery Ave, Birmingham, AL 35216 , Phone: (205) 822-2224, Fax: (205) 822-9421
  • Hampton Inn MT Brook, 2731 US Hwy 280, Birmingham, AL 35223 , Phone: (205) 870-7822, Fax: (205) 871-7610
  • Crowne Plaza-birmingham, 2101 5TH Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 , Phone: (205) 324-2101, Fax: (205) 324-0610
  • Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203 , Phone: (205) 324-5000, Fax: (205) 307-3045
  • Days Inn, 905 11th Court W, Birmingham, AL 35204 , Phone: (205) 324-4510, Fax: (205) 252-7972
  • Montclair Medical Inn, 840 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213 , Phone: (205) 592-1395
  • 86 other hotels and motels
All 94 fire-safe hotels and motels in Birmingham, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Alabama average:

11.9

Birmingham travel time to work - commute Birmingham mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Birmingham:

(Birmingham, Alabama Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Birmingham city (based on Jefferson County data)

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.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

31.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 142$711,547$60,1310$0
Other Government Administration 149$632,774$50,9620$0
Judicial and Legal 107$505,614$56,7040$0
Police Protection - Officers 795$4,232,280$63,8830$0
Police - Other 190$703,571$44,4360$0
Firefighters 625$2,952,989$56,6970$0
Fire - Other 114$430,865$45,3540$0
Correction 114$430,865$45,3540$0
Streets and Highways 152$675,620$53,3380$0
Solid Waste Management 412$1,220,263$35,5420$0
Parks and Recreation 187$592,584$38,02762$54,063
Housing and Community Development(Local) 40$182,673$54,8020$0
Natural Resources 266$703,924$31,7560$0
Water Supply 630$3,196,007$60,87613$27,349
Local Libraries 162$546,156$40,456122$230,466
Other and Unallocable 384$1,376,414$43,01350$47,718
Totals for Government 4,469$19,094,146$51,271247$359,596

Birmingham government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,808,000 ($263.11)
    General Public Buildings: $9,450,000 ($44.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,197,000 ($33.93)
    Regular Highways: $4,121,000 ($19.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,167,000 ($10.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,093,000 ($9.87)
    Libraries: $194,000 ($0.91)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $74,466,000 ($351.07)
    Water Utilities: $57,329,000 ($270.28)
    General - Other: $55,061,000 ($259.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,026,000 ($231.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $46,970,000 ($221.44)
    Regular Highways: $24,050,000 ($113.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,706,000 ($97.62)
    Libraries: $14,449,000 ($68.12)
    Central Staff Services: $13,435,000 ($63.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,056,000 ($47.41)
    Parking Facilities: $9,834,000 ($46.36)
    Financial Administration: $8,170,000 ($38.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,014,000 ($33.07)
    Correctional Institutions: $6,116,000 ($28.83)
    General Public Buildings: $3,957,000 ($18.66)
    Sewerage: $3,272,000 ($15.43)
    Transit Utilities: $3,106,000 ($14.64)
    Health - Other: $1,570,000 ($7.40)
    Public Welfare - Other: $957,000 ($4.51)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $888,000 ($4.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $803,000 ($3.79)
    Corrections - Other: $669,000 ($3.15)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $460,180,000 ($2169.50)
    Corporate Bonds: $242,481,000 ($1143.17)
    Benefit Payments: $51,166,000 ($241.22)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $32,895,000 ($155.08)
    Withdrawals: $1,221,000 ($5.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,163,000 ($104.49)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $4,801,000 ($22.63)
    Parking Facilities: $3,731,000 ($17.59)
    General - Other: $3,000,000 ($14.14)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,542,000 ($11.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000 ($0.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,719,000 ($26.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,194,000 ($24.49)
    Police Protection: $4,855,000 ($22.89)
    General Public Building: $1,940,000 ($9.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $176,743,000 ($833.25)

Birmingham government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $10,551,000 ($49.74)
    Sewerage: $5,628,000 ($26.53)
    Parking Facilities: $5,227,000 ($24.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,424,000 ($11.43)
    Regular Highways: $1,706,000 ($8.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $977,000 ($4.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $474,000 ($2.23)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $44,484,000 ($209.72)
    From Parent Local Government: $14,897,000 ($70.23)
    Local Employee Contribution: $14,028,000 ($66.13)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $19,688,000 ($92.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,585,000 ($21.62)
    General Local Government Support: $2,150,000 ($10.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $37,995,000 ($179.13)
    Sale of Property: $4,198,000 ($19.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,181,000 ($19.71)
    Rents: $635,000 ($2.99)
    Donations From Private Sources: $572,000 ($2.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $86,884,000 ($409.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,205,000 ($33.97)
    Highways: $5,645,000 ($26.61)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $109,085,000 ($514.28)
    Individual Income: $69,982,000 ($329.93)
    Property: $52,669,000 ($248.31)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $37,878,000 ($178.57)
    Public Utility License: $14,791,000 ($69.73)
    Other License: $4,999,000 ($23.57)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,290,000 ($6.08)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($0.03)

Birmingham government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $553,674,000 ($2610.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $529,925,000 ($2498.31)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $354,286,000 ($1670.27)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $330,264,000 ($1557.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,979,000 ($245.05)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,230,000 ($133.09)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,022,000 ($113.25)

Birmingham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,958,000 ($193.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $203,744,000 ($960.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $261,329,000 ($1232.03)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $376,737,000 ($1776.11)

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($462 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, AL  0.81% ($44,611 average AGI)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.26% ($33,204)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.22% ($45,360)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, AL  1.01% ($46,368 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.31% ($44,212)
to Blount County, AL  0.19% ($35,993)

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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Birmingham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 556Number of bridges
  • 12,130m39,797ftTotal length
  • $-2,147,483,648Total costs
  • 14,727,559Total average daily traffic
  • 1,396,746Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21900-1909
  • 121910-1919
  • 121920-1929
  • 201930-1939
  • 131940-1949
  • 201950-1959
  • 1171960-1969
  • 2691970-1979
  • 671980-1989
  • 131990-1999
  • 112000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Birmingham, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Birmingham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 898 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Birmingham, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 232 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 221 (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: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1230 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Birmingham)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Birmingham)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 435 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1489
  • Hazardous Condition: 453
  • Service Call: 25
  • Good Intent Call: 37

Incident types - Birmingham

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Birmingham, AL
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
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

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  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
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  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 50,000+)"
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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #10 (35243) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (35234) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of U.S. Virgin Islander first ancestries"
  • #18 (35223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Celtic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #31 (35209) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries"
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  • #35 (35243) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #39 (35223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
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