Birmingham, Alabama 

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ALABAMA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

93,702

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

4,725,486

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

212,265

-1.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Best Places to Live in Birmingham, Alabama

Mid-sized city - North-central Alabama, about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Birmingham, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Arts and culture
-Diversifying economy
-Mild winters
Cons
-Air service
-Crime rates
-Summer heat and humidity

 $750 
4724 Terrace R
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1250 SqFt
 $32,000 
204 10th Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1535 SqFt
 $658,900 
106 Perry Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 3044 SqFt

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

City: Birmingham
Zip Codes: 35215, 35211, 35205, 35235, 35206, 35208, 35212, 35204, 35207, 35222, 18 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 618 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Birmingham is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Birmingham jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Birmingham's cost of living is 25.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Birmingham's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Birmingham, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Jefferson county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Birmingham's population is 212,265 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Birmingham is $65,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Birmingham public schools spend $11,849 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Birmingham. More Education


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Housing Market in Birmingham

It's a good time to buy in Birmingham. Home Appreciation is up 7.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Birmingham Real Estate

The median home price in Birmingham is $65,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Birmingham   23 Reviews
A boring city - 4/7/2020
I moved to Birmingham 6.5 years ago for a new job. The city is very boring in my opinion, there isn't much to do over the weekend except shopping or eating out. Summer... Read More

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You should visit Birmingham - 3/10/2019
Birmingham was sooo bad just 10 years ago. The city is starting to look alive again. But some places in Birmingham need to be avoided but places like downtown... Read More

Stay away if you are not white and from the area - 12/5/2018
Birmingham might be a good place for people who have lived there for generations. However, if you are a professional from other regions of the country or god forbid... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
35215, 35211, 35205, 35235, 35206, 35208, 35212, 35204, 35207, 35222, 18 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN BIRMINGHAM
$750
4724 Terrace R
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$32,000
204 10th Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$658,900
106 Perry Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$349,900
2344 Lakeside Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$85,000
8509 8th Ave S
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$389,000
5929 Southcrest Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$355,000
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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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