Birmingham, Alabama 

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Population

212,461

20% Decline

Unemployment Rate

7.9%

Median Income

$31,217

Avg. Home Price

$61,200

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

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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
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 27.40% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Birmingham's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Birmingham's population is 212,461 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth 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 $61,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -9.69%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Birmingham

It's not a good time to buy in Birmingham. Home Appreciation is down -0.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Birmingham Real Estate.

The median home price in Birmingham is $61,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Birmingham    19 Reviews
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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Suburbs of Birmingham - 10/23/2012
Living in surrounding areas of Birmingham i.e. Mt.Brook, Homewood, Vestavia, Hoover, Southside, Pelham, Trussville, Pelham, Chelsea, or any other small city should not... (Read More)

Birmingham, AL - 2/21/2011
Birmingham is more of a big-ole-town rather than a city. People and businesses alike strike to make it a better community for all to live in. We have a world class... (Read More)


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