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Birmingham, AL (Alabama) Houses and Residents

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

$87,800
Alabama:

$141,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,600 - $169,900

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $140,910
Here:

$140,910
State:

$197,224

Townhouses or other attached units: $170,157
Here:

$170,157
State:

$203,496

In 2-unit structures: $264,980
Here:

$264,980
State:

$70,568

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,739
Here:

$217,739
State:

$183,401

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $347,486
Here:

$347,486
State:

$263,638

Mobile homes: $146,170
Here:

$146,170
State:

$74,580

Birmingham,AL index of house prices

Total population: 212,247 (All urban)

Houses: 114,102 (90,186 occupied: 40,295 owner occupied, 49,891 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

55%
State:

32%

Housing density: 761 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $259,248.

Median contract rent in 2017: $343 (lower quartile is $221, upper quartile is $445)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $560


Median gross rent in Birmingham, AL in 2017: $446

Housing units in Birmingham with a mortgage: 22,911 (550 second mortgage, 1,777 home equity loan, 42 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,384

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $60,709

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $38,322

Median monthly housing costs: $773


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Birmingham, Alabama Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1958

Median year apartment built: 1973

Household type by relationship:

Households: 212,744
  • In family households: 145,759 (17,351 male householders, 27,867 female householders)
    20,288 spouses, 56,783 children (52,762 natural, 1,327 adopted, 2,694 stepchildren), 7,735 grandchildren, 5,385 brothers or sisters, 1,840 parents, 3,951 other relatives, 4,559 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 57,771 (21,217 male householders (17,191 living alone)), 23,751 female householders (19,995 living alone)), 12,803 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,214

Size of family households: 21,813 2-persons, 13,323 3-persons, 6,446 4-persons, 2,256 5-persons, 615 6-persons, 765 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 37,186 1-person, 6,263 2-persons, 933 3-persons, 438 4-persons, 148 5-persons.

9,037 married couples with children.
24,398 single-parent households (4,581 men, 19,817 women).

94.9% of residents of Birmingham speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 6,747 (3.2%)
(25.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.3
State:

4.7

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 0no bedroom
  • 9081 bedroom
  • 7,7042 bedrooms
  • 23,7953 bedrooms
  • 6,1544 bedrooms
  • 1,7345+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 2,475no bedroom
  • 11,3031 bedroom
  • 20,4222 bedrooms
  • 13,1773 bedrooms
  • 2,0344 bedrooms
  • 4805+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Birmingham in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Birmingham in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,613no vehicle
  • 14,8381 vehicle
  • 13,7272 vehicles
  • 6,7373 vehicles
  • 1,8114 vehicles
  • 5695+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Birmingham in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Birmingham in renter-occupied apartments
  • 9,812no vehicle
  • 25,0021 vehicle
  • 12,8442 vehicles
  • 1,9533 vehicles
  • 2354 vehicles
  • 455+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 01 room
  • 2052 rooms
  • 7333 rooms
  • 2,9684 rooms
  • 7,2665 rooms
  • 11,1646 rooms
  • 7,8857 rooms
  • 4,3898 rooms
  • 5,6859+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 2,4261 room
  • 2,1262 rooms
  • 8,8863 rooms
  • 14,3864 rooms
  • 11,0645 rooms
  • 6,4716 rooms
  • 2,8857 rooms
  • 1,3758 rooms
  • 2729+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
  • Birmingham, AL household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Birmingham, AL in 2017
  • 11,377Less than $10,000
  • 16,268$10,000 to $19,999
  • 12,752$20,000 to $29,999
  • 11,201$30,000 to $39,999
  • 7,844$40,000 to $49,999
  • 6,081$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,435$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,049$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,050$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,016$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,113$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,000$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Birmingham, AL

  • Distribution of house value in Birmingham, AL in 2017
  • 410Less than $10,000
  • 255$10,000 to $14,999
  • 208$15,000 to $19,999
  • 481$20,000 to $24,999
  • 748$25,000 to $29,999
  • 943$30,000 to $34,999
  • 543$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,482$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,350$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,186$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3,431$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3,980$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,895$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,628$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,019$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,085$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,726$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,217$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,357$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,827$300,000 to $399,999
  • 812$400,000 to $499,999
  • 905$500,000 to $749,999
  • 438$750,000 to $999,999
  • 200$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 126$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 43$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Birmingham, AL

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Birmingham, AL in 2017
  • 1,412Less than $100
  • 2,167$100 to $149
  • 1,532$150 to $199
  • 1,561$200 to $249
  • 2,000$250 to $299
  • 2,423$300 to $349
  • 2,262$350 to $399
  • 1,961$400 to $449
  • 2,462$450 to $499
  • 3,398$500 to $549
  • 3,560$550 to $599
  • 3,761$600 to $649
  • 3,207$650 to $699
  • 2,283$700 to $749
  • 2,718$750 to $799
  • 2,817$800 to $899
  • 1,656$900 to $999
  • 4,131$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,503$1,250 to $1,499
  • 832$1,500 to $1,999
  • 108$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2,137No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 90.4%
Number of people working at home: 2,268 (2.4% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,284
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 9,776
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 12,516
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 18,902
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 16,336
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 5,640
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 14,348
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,702
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,881
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,041
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,370
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,250
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Birmingham

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 165,926 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 15,034 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,422 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 73 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,241 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 452 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,412 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 2,268 (1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.5%Males
  • 10.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 7.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 1.2%Males
  • 15.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.9%Males
  • 8.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 10.9%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 2,5772010 or later
  • 2,9902000 to 2009
  • 1,1461990 to 1999
  • 9171980 to 1989
  • 3331970 to 1979
  • 343Before 1970
Ancestries in Birmingham, AL

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 13,341 (9.1%)
  • African: 7,352 (5.0%)
  • German: 1,994 (1.4%)
  • English: 1,993 (1.4%)
  • Irish: 1,693 (1.2%)
  • European: 1,272 (0.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 770 (0.5%)
  • Scottish: 633 (0.4%)
  • Italian: 608 (0.4%)
  • British: 506 (0.3%)
  • Jamaican: 299 (0.2%)
  • French: 220 (0.2%)
  • Polish: 185 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 179 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 172 (0.1%)
  • Kenyan: 170 (0.1%)
  • Swedish: 163 (0.1%)
  • Welsh: 127 (0.09%)
  • Norwegian: 113 (0.08%)
  • Lebanese: 111 (0.08%)
  • Russian: 110 (0.08%)
  • French Canadian: 88 (0.06%)
  • Nigerian: 87 (0.06%)
  • Bulgarian: 79 (0.05%)
  • Iranian: 77 (0.05%)
  • Hungarian: 76 (0.05%)
  • Zimbabwean: 72 (0.05%)
  • Jordanian: 68 (0.05%)
  • Senegalese: 67 (0.05%)
  • Northern European: 67 (0.05%)
  • Czech: 51 (0.03%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 51 (0.03%)
  • Slavic: 43 (0.03%)
  • Ghanaian: 40 (0.03%)
  • Swiss: 36 (0.02%)
  • Basque: 35 (0.02%)
  • Serbian: 34 (0.02%)
  • Brazilian: 33 (0.02%)
  • Croatian: 31 (0.02%)
  • Belgian: 31 (0.02%)
  • Eastern European: 29 (0.02%)
  • Arab: 27 (0.02%)
  • Canadian: 24 (0.02%)
  • Guyanese: 24 (0.02%)
  • Romanian: 22 (0.02%)
  • Ugandan: 18 (0.01%)
  • New Zealander: 18 (0.01%)
  • Turkish: 18 (0.01%)
  • Sudanese: 17 (0.01%)
  • Ukrainian: 16 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 16 (0.01%)
  • Liberian: 15 (0.01%)
  • Haitian: 15 (0.01%)
  • Lithuanian: 14 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 12 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 12 (0.01%)
  • German Russian: 9 (0.01%)
  • Danish: 8 (0.01%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 8 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Birmingham:

30.4% (2,321)
Alabama:

31.1% (52,302)

Guatemala
Birmingham:

5.7% (435)
Alabama:

6.7% (11,271)

India
Birmingham:

5.5% (416)
Alabama:

5.5% (9,177)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Birmingham:

4.2% (323)
Alabama:

5.0% (8,322)

Kenya
Birmingham:

3.7% (284)
Alabama:

0.9% (1,448)

Korea
Birmingham:

3.6% (271)
Alabama:

5.8% (9,685)

Honduras
Birmingham:

3.1% (234)
Alabama:

1.8% (2,988)

Other Eastern Africa
Birmingham:

2.7% (204)
Alabama:

0.5% (888)

Venezuela
Birmingham:

2.2% (168)
Alabama:

0.6% (1,007)

El Salvador
Birmingham:

1.9% (145)
Alabama:

1.3% (2,259)

Jamaica
Birmingham:

1.8% (134)
Alabama:

1.2% (2,039)

Thailand
Birmingham:

1.7% (129)
Alabama:

0.9% (1,515)

Malaysia
Birmingham:

1.6% (119)
Alabama:

0.2% (340)

Other Western Africa
Birmingham:

1.5% (117)
Alabama:

0.3% (585)

Nigeria
Birmingham:

1.5% (117)
Alabama:

0.8% (1,294)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 168,117
  • Other state: 36,369
  • Northeast: 5,776
  • Midwest: 6,559
  • South: 20,988
  • West: 3,046

78.5% of Birmingham residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59.2% lived in Alabama.


Birmingham:

78.5%
State average:

86.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 601
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 16
  • 5th and 6th grade: 535
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,328
  • 9th grade: 977
  • 10th grade: 1,552
  • 11th grade: 2,896
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,139
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 20,751
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,994
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 11,564
  • Associate degree: 4,623
  • Bachelor's degree: 10,823
  • Master's degree: 4,175
  • Professional school degree: 1,906
  • Doctorate degree: 799
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 899
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 437
  • 5th and 6th grade: 659
  • 7th and 8th grade: 797
  • 9th grade: 587
  • 10th grade: 1,210
  • 11th grade: 3,578
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,686
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 20,341
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,806
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 14,477
  • Associate degree: 8,403
  • Bachelor's degree: 13,408
  • Master's degree: 6,175
  • Professional school degree: 1,108
  • Doctorate degree: 976
Educational Attainment for Females
Birmingham marital status for males
Birmingham marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 70,200
  • One, attached: 1,219
  • Two: 2,824
  • 3 or 4: 6,169
  • 5 to 9: 11,315
  • 10 to 19: 10,265
  • 20 to 49: 6,034
  • 50 or more: 5,427
  • Mobile homes: 649

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,471

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 5.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 8.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Birmingham
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Birmingham, AL
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Birmingham, AL
  • 61.9%Electricity
  • 36.4%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,557
Here:

9.0%
Alabama:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 753
Here:

8.2%
Alabama:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,281
Here:

14.4%
Alabama:

12.0%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability