Vestavia Hills, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 34,291 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +40.1%
Males: 16,700  (48.7%)
Females: 17,591  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35216.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $101,429 (it was $70,623 in 2000)
Vestavia Hills:

$101,429
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $56,238 (it was $40,392 in 2000)

Vestavia Hills city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $387,921 (it was $197,700 in 2000)
Vestavia Hills:

$387,921
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $220,319; detached houses: $224,515; townhouses or other attached units: $186,017; in 2-unit structures: $73,610; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,934; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $282,047; mobile homes: $80,008; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $60,267

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,068.

March 2019 cost of living index in Vestavia Hills: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.5%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.1% for Black residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 26.6% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Vestavia Hills, AL (2017)
    • 29,70887.4%White alone
    • 1,4484.3%Asian alone
    • 1,3033.8%Black alone
    • 1,1653.4%Hispanic
    • 2170.6%Two or more races
    • 80.02%American Indian alone
    • 80.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Vestavia Hills, Alabama as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Vestavia Hills is 17,133 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Vestavia Hills by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(12.8)
4
(12.8)
5
(16.1)
3
(9.7)
2
(6.5)
2
(6.4)
4
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(35.3)
17
(54.3)
6
(19.3)
13
(41.9)
10
(32.4)
5
(15.9)
7
(20.5)
10
(29.2)
6
(17.6)
6
(17.6)
7
(20.5)
8
(23.4)
3
(8.6)
3
(8.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(51.3)
15
(47.9)
11
(35.4)
12
(38.6)
11
(35.6)
10
(31.8)
14
(40.9)
12
(35.1)
11
(32.3)
16
(47.0)
15
(43.9)
17
(49.7)
19
(54.6)
27
(78.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
93
(298.1)
88
(281.1)
92
(295.8)
106
(341.3)
155
(501.5)
48
(152.8)
117
(342.1)
101
(295.4)
116
(340.1)
74
(217.6)
102
(298.7)
72
(210.6)
53
(152.4)
83
(241.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
151
(484.0)
172
(549.5)
182
(585.3)
204
(656.9)
212
(686.0)
444
(1,413)
376
(1,100)
384
(1,123)
404
(1,185)
361
(1,061)
302
(884.5)
292
(854.0)
342
(983.3)
313
(910.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(73.7)
27
(86.3)
21
(67.5)
18
(58.0)
19
(61.5)
39
(124.1)
31
(90.7)
20
(58.5)
24
(70.4)
21
(61.7)
18
(52.7)
33
(96.5)
30
(86.3)
39
(113.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2
(5.8)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)77.284.775.282.889.599.798.986.188.677.375.473.678.580.7

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City-data.com crime index in Vestavia Hills, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 95 (92 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (21.5%), English (13.0%), Irish (7.3%), European (5.1%), German (5.1%), Scottish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/08/1950

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,343 people per square mile   (low).

Vestavia Hills, Alabama map

2,279 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.4% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

This city:

6.7%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,188 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,169 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (3.6 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (6.6 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (566.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Homewood, AL (1.7 miles ),
Cahaba Heights, AL (1.8 miles ),
Hoover, AL (1.9 miles ),
Mountain Brook, AL (2.1 miles ),
Lake Purdy, AL (2.2 miles ),
Indian Springs Village, AL (2.2 miles ),
Meadowbrook, AL (2.3 miles ),
Brook Highland, AL (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 33.43 N, Longitude: 86.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,685 (-7.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,286 (19.6%)

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 168 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 1998: 160 buildings, average cost: $245,800
  • 1999: 174 buildings, average cost: $240,100
  • 2000: 166 buildings, average cost: $228,300
  • 2001: 105 buildings, average cost: $234,000
  • 2002: 114 buildings, average cost: $270,900
  • 2003: 206 buildings, average cost: $254,500
  • 2004: 218 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2005: 175 buildings, average cost: $302,000
  • 2006: 136 buildings, average cost: $380,500
  • 2007: 73 buildings, average cost: $503,900
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $452,700
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $520,100
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $446,000
  • 2011: 64 buildings, average cost: $338,800
  • 2012: 62 buildings, average cost: $389,900
  • 2013: 118 buildings, average cost: $398,100
  • 2014: 109 buildings, average cost: $402,200
  • 2015: 88 buildings, average cost: $444,200
  • 2016: 104 buildings, average cost: $444,000
  • 2017: 112 buildings, average cost: $414,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Vestavia Hills, AL residents
Average permit cost in Vestavia Hills, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Vestavia Hills, AL
Historical housing units in Vestavia Hills, AL
Most common industries in Vestavia Hills, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.1%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.3%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.5%)
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Vestavia Hills, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Top executives (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5.6%)
  • Lawyers (5.3%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Vestavia Hills, 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 0.268. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.268
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.90. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.26. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.26
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.18
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Vestavia Hills-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Vestavia Hills city 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 11.4 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vestavia Hills-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 27.6 miles away from Vestavia Hills 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 98.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from Vestavia Hills 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 162.4 miles away from Vestavia Hills 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 86.1 miles away from Vestavia Hills 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 30.5 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 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).
Vestavia Hills topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Vestavia Hills:

  • ABLE HOMECARE OF BIRMINGHAM (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • MOUNT ROYAL TOWERS (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH LAKESHORE OF BIRMINGHAM (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HOMEWOOD, AL)
  • AMEDISYS HOSPICE CARE OF BIRMINGHAM (Hospital, about 3 miles away; HOMEWOOD, AL)
  • ALACARE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • SOUTH HAVEN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Amtrak station near Vestavia Hills:

  • 6 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 Vestavia Hills:

  • Samford University (about 3 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,829)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 4 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 6 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 7 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 16 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • University of Montevallo (about 24 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 40 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)

Public high school in Vestavia Hills:

  • VESTAVIA HILLS HIGH SCH (Location: 2235 LIME ROCK RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Vestavia Hills:

  • VESTAVIA HILLS ELEM SCH EAST (Students: 1,713, Location: 2109 TYSON DR, Grades: PK-3)
  • LIBERTY PK ELEM (Students: 659, Location: 17051 LIBERTY PKWY, Grades: PK-5)
  • VESTAVIA HILLS ELEM SCH WEST (Students: 337, Location: 1965 MERRYVALE RD, Grades: PK-3)
  • LOUIS PIZITZ MIDDLE SCH (Location: 2020 PIZITZ DR, Grades: 6-8)
  • VESTAVIA HILLS ELEM CENTRAL (Location: 1289 MONTGOMERY HWY, Grades: 4-5)
  • CAHABA HEIGHTS COMM SCH (Location: 4401 DOLLY RIDGE ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • LIBERTY PK MIDDLE SCH (Location: 17035 LIBERTY PARKWAY, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Vestavia Hills

Library in Vestavia Hills:

  • VESTAVIA HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,360,502; Location: 1112 MONTGOMERY HIGHWAY; 91,469 books; 231 e-books; 8,460 audio materials; 4,879 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 154 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Vestavia Hills: Vestavia Country Club (A), Vestavia Hills City Hall (B), Vestavia Hills Civic Center (C), Vestavia Hills Fire Department Station 1 (D), Vestavia Hills Fire Department Station 4 (E), Vestavia Hills Fire Department Station 3 (F), Vestavia Hills Fire Department Station 2 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Rocky Ridge Square Shopping Center (1), The Shops at Oak Park Shopping Center (2), Park South Shopping Center (3), Columbiana Crossing Shopping Center (4), Vestavia Shopping Center (5), Vestavia Plaza Shopping Center (6), Vestavia Mall Shopping Center (7), Todds Mall Shopping Center (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vestavia Hills include: Rocky Ridge Mission (A), Episcopal Church of the Ascension (B), Saint Matthew's Traditional Episcopal Church (C), Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church (D), Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Huckleberry Branch (A), Gumsuck Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Floyd Franks - Soccer player, Steven Black - College football player (Louisville Cardinals).

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

2.4 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.3%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.3%
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: 0.3% of all households
138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
97 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Vestavia Hills (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Vestavia Branch at 529 Montgomery Highway, branch established on 1968/03/01; Vestavia Branch at 520 Montgomery Highway, branch established on 1974/12/06. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Union State Bank: Market Square Shopping Center Branch at 3179 Green Valley Road, branch established on 2008/02/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $274.5 mil, Deposits: $250.5 mil, headquarters in Pell City, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancshares, Inc.
  • Pinnacle Bank: Montgomery Highway Branch at 2039 Canyon Road, branch established on 1991/10/08. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $199.1 mil, Deposits: $172.4 mil, headquarters in Jasper, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Rocky Ridge Branch at 2527 Rocky Ridge Road, branch established on 1987/10/07. 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
  • First Partners Bank: at 1360 Montgomery Highway, Suite 100, branch established on 2007/10/15. Info updated 2012/03/27: Bank assets: $159.8 mil, Deposits: $129.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Iberiabank: Vestavia Branch at 613 Montgomery Hwy, branch established on 2011/05/10. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Vestavia Hills:

Marital status in Vestavia Hills, AL
  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Vestavia Hills:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Alabama average:

11.5

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vestavia Hills, 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
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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:
This county:

31.1%
State:

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

12.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.9%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

55.6%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.4%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.4%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Vestavia Hills:

7.0
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Vestavia Hills:

61.3%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Vestavia Hills:

79.9%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vestavia Hills, 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
Firefighters 96$501,441$62,6800$0
Police Protection - Officers 69$343,471$59,7340$0
Other and Unallocable 26$91,548$42,2530$0
Parks and Recreation 25$76,470$36,70612$11,614
Fire - Other 14$60,589$51,9330$0
Local Libraries 13$55,812$51,51911$10,736
Financial Administration 6$36,751$73,5020$0
Other Government Administration 5$23,162$55,5899$26,489
Streets and Highways 2$24,701$148,2060$0
Police - Other 1$4,036$48,4320$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,920$59,0403$5,173
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 258$1,222,901$56,87935$54,012

Vestavia Hills government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $20,263,000 ($590.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($1.14)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $8,741,000 ($254.91)
    Police Protection: $8,166,000 ($238.14)
    General - Other: $6,350,000 ($185.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,812,000 ($82.00)
    Regular Highways: $2,319,000 ($67.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,853,000 ($54.04)
    Libraries: $1,686,000 ($49.17)
    Financial Administration: $1,509,000 ($44.01)
    Central Staff Services: $1,501,000 ($43.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $369,000 ($10.76)
    Correctional Institutions: $312,000 ($9.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $92,000 ($2.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,949,000 ($86.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $89,000 ($2.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,751,000 ($459.33)

Vestavia Hills government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,846,000 ($83.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $391,000 ($11.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,460,000 ($71.74)
    Sale of Property: $1,050,000 ($30.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $969,000 ($28.26)
    Interest Earnings: $148,000 ($4.32)
    Donations From Private Sources: $70,000 ($2.04)
    Rents: $15,000 ($0.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $738,000 ($21.52)
  • Tax - Property: $13,842,000 ($403.66)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,032,000 ($350.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,780,000 ($81.07)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,509,000 ($73.17)
    Other License: $1,828,000 ($53.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $382,000 ($11.14)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $189,000 ($5.51)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $131,000 ($3.82)
    Motor Vehicle License: $74,000 ($2.16)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $56,000 ($1.63)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $26,000 ($0.76)

Vestavia Hills government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,305,000 ($1700.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,990,000 ($1661.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,520,000 ($306.79)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,205,000 ($268.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,423,000 ($245.63)

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 Vestavia Hills, AL
NameCountNameCount
Blockbuster1Publix Super Markets1
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
FedEx2Rite Aid1
GameStop1Starbucks2
Hardee's1Subway2
Jones New York1U-Haul2
McDonald's2Waffle House1
Papa John's Pizza1Walgreens1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Vestavia Hills:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, 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.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, 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.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vestavia Hills:

  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 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)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Vestavia Hills:

  • 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)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), 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)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Vestavia Hills fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 410ft / 125mTotal length
  • $81,761,000Total costs
  • 905,272Total average daily traffic
  • 86,933Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,089,816Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Vestavia Hills, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Vestavia Hills, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Vestavia Hills)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 673 Crest Rd (Lat: 33.397611 Lon: -86.661083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85 m, Call Sign: WPFQ440,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/1999, Expiration Date: 09/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 08/05/2009, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley, Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 300 Technology Drive #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-1626, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • City Hall (Lat: 33.425111 Lon: -86.791389), Call Sign: KWI772,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.175 MHz, 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2015, Expiration Date: 05/08/2025, Registrant: Allcomm Wireless, 4116 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35216, Phone: (205) 271-4006, Fax: (205) 595-7642
  • Lat: 33.490472 Lon: -86.680111, Call Sign: WQTL634,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.487 MHz, 452.087 MHz, 456.487 MHz, 457.087 MHz, 451.287 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2014, Expiration Date: 02/28/2024, Certifier: Bruce Hospes, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 33.424917 Lon: -86.772222, Call Sign: WRAR607,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.300 MHz, 469.062 MHz, 469.300 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/2018, Expiration Date: 02/07/2028, Certifier: Jenny Parks, Registrant: Allcomm Wireless Inc, 4116 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35222, Phone: (205) 591-8804, Email:
  • Lat: 33.438611 Lon: -86.791111, Call Sign: WRBZ327,
    Assigned Frequencies: 799.481 MHz, 799.981 MHz, 800.231 MHz, Grant Date: 07/31/2018, Expiration Date: 07/31/2028, Certifier: Marvin Green, Registrant: Allcomm Wireless, 4116 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35222, Phone: (205) 271-4006, Fax: (205) 595-7642, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vestavia Hills)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: LEFEVRE MARC RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 368RV , Serial Number: 36, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 2445 Mountain Vista Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Aircraft: PALMER MICHAEL C VANS RV6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 825PM , Serial Number: 1949MCP, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 09/30/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Paul C Kidd, 704 Reynolds Pl, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
  • Aircraft: COMMANDER AIRCRAFT CO 114-B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 911BM , Serial Number: 14553, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 09/12/1992, Certificate Issue Date: 10/08/2008
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James A Johnson, 2441 Chestnut Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216, Other Owners: Harlan W Best

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED54$191,187189$251,810706$250,21911$92,4801$8,592,95025$205,466
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$234,16511$247,51543$252,3053$120,5800$04$140,390
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$159,19912$247,970110$260,8386$128,0031$53,4404$264,323
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$152,57630$241,697167$256,7377$185,4710$06$215,155
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$204,2804$213,04032$248,0682$96,8050$01$179,810

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0127.02 , 0129.01, 0129.03, 0129.05, 0129.06, 0144.04, 0144.06, 0303.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$263,7019$262,717
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$329,5155$287,268
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$422,7601$205,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$267,9131$339,540
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$186,0600$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0127.02 , 0129.01, 0129.03, 0129.05, 0129.06, 0144.04, 0144.06, 0303.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Vestavia Hills, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Vestavia Hills, AL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 45. The highest number of reported fires - 127 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Vestavia Hills, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.7%), and Structure Fires (36.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Vestavia Hills, AL
    • 31343.7%Outside Fires
    • 26036.3%Structure Fires
    • 14119.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vestavia Hills, AL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 24.0%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 74.9%Electricity
  • 23.4%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy


Vestavia Hills compared to Alabama state average:

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

Vestavia Hills on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 200 householders"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
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