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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Diversifying economy
-Mild winters

Cons

-Air service
-Crime rates
-Summer heat and humidity


What Bert Has To Say About Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area


Birmingham is one of the South’s most misunderstood cities. A former steel and manufacturing center once known as the “Pittsburgh of the South,” Birmingham is still thought by many outsiders to combine the grittiness of this legacy with some of the other more unsavory images of the old South. But the truth is far different: Birmingham has experienced a major economic turnaround, and while not quite as far along as noted Southern stars like Charlotte, Raleigh Durham and Atlanta, the area has come a long way.


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Quick Facts About Birmingham


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Birmingham is 7.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Birmingham jobs have Decreased by 0.96 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Birmingham's cost of living is 21.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Birmingham's population is 213,180 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -12.86 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Birmingham is $87,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Birmingham public schools spend $12,222 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.3 students per teacher in Birmingham.

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Comments


re: Birmingham not the place - 1/3/2013
You mention racism and the murdering youth, which paints a picture obviously of white people being the murdering youth. However, any accurate check of crime stats reveal... (read more)
re: Birmingham not the place - 1/3/2013
live in NYC but my BF is in the ARMY & will be stationed there in a few months so I WAS willing to give it a chance but don't know now...Thanks I will have to continue... (read more)
re: Birmingham not the place - 1/3/2013
I see the violence on The First 48. I live an hour from B'ham and I was looking to move there. However, after reading this post I'm looking at other areas. Any... (read more)
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