Birmingham, Alabama 

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

Local Listings in Birmingham
 $60,000 

Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1000 SqFt
 $253,000 
2700 Wenonah Oxmoor Rd SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1266 SqFt
 $219,900 
673 Hagood St
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1070 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.


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 2.03%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Birmingham's cost of living is 20.90% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Birmingham's Cost of Living

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 1.91%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Birmingham is $66,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.09%. 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 12.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Birmingham Real Estate

The median home price in Birmingham is $66,900. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Birmingham   22 Reviews
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

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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

Don't do it... Unless you're a "brown noser" - 7/4/2018
I live in huntsville alabama I've out of work professionally About 4yrs. Temp work here and their. I've noticed if you're not part of the good ole boy click or brown... 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
$60,000

Bed 3 | Bath 1

$253,000
2700 Wenonah Oxmoor Rd SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$219,900
673 Hagood St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$419,000
3516 Spring Valley Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$28,000
507 Avenue U
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$18,000
4636 Hillman Dr SW
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$336,000
541 52nd St S
Bed 3 | Bath 3

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