Birmingham, Alabama 

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Population

212,461

20% Decline

Unemployment Rate

7.9%

Median Income

$31,217

Avg. Home Price

$64,100

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, AL
 $51,700 
328 Mignon Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1358 SqFt
 $51,700 
328 Mignon Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1358 SqFt
 $58,917 
1153 Bowman Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1305 SqFt
 $54,500 
1900 16th Ave N
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1145 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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Jefferson County
Metro Area: Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
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 7.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Birmingham jobs have decreased by 0.41%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Birmingham's cost of living is 20.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... 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 212,461 people. Since 2000, it has had a population decline of 20.12%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 3 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Birmingham is $64,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.09%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Birmingham

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. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Birmingham

It's a good time to buy in Birmingham. Home Appreciation is up 11.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Birmingham Real Estate or Find top agents in Birmingham

The median home price in Birmingham is $64,100. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Birmingham   21 Reviews
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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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

Birmingham not the place - 1/3/2013
I have lived here for 12 years, and don't like it at all. My family and I live outside of Birmingham in a suburb. The suburbs are nice, quiet and the cost of living is... Read More


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

NEW LISTINGS IN BIRMINGHAM AL
$51,700
328 Mignon Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$58,917
1153 Bowman Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$54,500
1900 16th Ave N
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$58,498
816 Martinwood Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$58,948
520 Robison Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$71,200
9245 Briarmont Cir
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

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