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Population in 2010: 6,746.
Males: 3,156  (46.8%)
Females: 3,590  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $73,647
Brook Highland:

$73,647
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,279

Brook Highland CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $199,200
Brook Highland:

$199,200
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $369,554; Detached houses: $406,114; Townhouses or other attached units: $193,779

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,007.

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  • Races in Brook Highland, AL (2016)

    Brook Highland races chart
    • 4,35065.6%White alone
    • 1,27819.3%Black alone
    • 5768.7%Hispanic
    • 3395.1%Asian alone
    • 961.4%Two or more races
    • 120.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brook Highland: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (10.5%), English (10.3%), Irish (4.2%), European (4.1%), German (3.7%), Italian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

For population 25 years and over in Brook Highland:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brook Highland CDP:

  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

617 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America).

This place:

9.1%
Alabama:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,393 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,690 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (8.3 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (10.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (572.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Lake Purdy, AL (1.1 miles ), Meadowbrook, AL (1.6 miles ), Highland Lakes, AL (1.7 miles ), Shoal Creek, AL (1.9 miles ), Cahaba Heights, AL (1.9 miles ), Mountain Brook, AL (2.3 miles ), Vestavia Hills, AL (2.5 miles ), Indian Springs Village, AL (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 33.44 N, Longitude: 86.67 W

Brook Highland household income distribution Brook Highland home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

Tornado activity:

Brook Highland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Brook Highland place center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 15.1 miles away from the place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brook Highland-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% 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 33.6 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 94.6 miles away from Brook Highland center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 70.0 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 163.7 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 91.0 miles away from Brook Highland 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 36.5 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 Shelby County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Brook Highland:

  • MEADOWBROOK EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • EVERCARE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA, BIRMINGHAM (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • CARE FIRST HOME HEALTH OF JEFFERSON COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; HOOVER, AL)
  • HOME CARE PLUS (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • MOUNT ROYAL TOWERS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Amtrak station near Brook Highland:

  • 10 miles: 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 with over 2000 students nearest to Brook Highland:

  • Samford University (about 8 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,829)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 9 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 10 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 13 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 16 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • University of Montevallo (about 26 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 44 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)

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Reservoir: Lake Dixie (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coal Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shelby 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 2013 was 92.9. This is worse than average.

City:

92.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.260. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.260
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.20
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 22.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.9%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.1% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  49.0%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Alabama average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brook Highland CDP (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,933172
Mainline Protestant16,07638
Catholic2,8831
Black Protestant2,42112
Other2,3376
Orthodox581
None109,377-
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: 24
Shelby County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Shelby County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Shelby County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Here:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.1%
Alabama:

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

17.2%
State:

13.5%

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, AL  3.51% ($46,368 average AGI)
from Chilton County, AL  0.21% ($27,586)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.21% ($45,076)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($278 average AGI)
Shelby County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, AL  2.81% ($44,611 average AGI)
to Chilton County, AL  0.27% ($29,070)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.20% ($43,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brook Highland:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WFHK (1430 AM; 5 kW; PELL CITY, AL; Owner: STOCKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brook Highland:

  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • 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)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, 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)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Brook Highland:

  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, 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.)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

Brook Highland compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Brook Highland on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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