Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area, Alabama 

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Population

1,091,921

+2.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$48,438

Median Home Price

$191,100

Median Age

38.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

5.8 / 6.9

summer / winter

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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 the Birmingham-Hoover metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: Alabama
County: Jefferson, Shelby, 7 total
Metro Area: Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area
City: Birmingham, Hoover, 108 total
Zip Codes: 35242, 35215, 35216, 35226, 35244, 35173, 35209, 35007, 35020, 35124, 119 total
Cost of Living: -14.4% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 618 ft above sea level
Birmingham-Hoover, AL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area's cost of living is 14.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Birmingham-Hoover metro area remained very strongly Republican, 57.6% to 40.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area's population is 1,091,921 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area is Real Estate: $191,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.7%.

SCHOOLS
Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area public schools spend $10,235 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Birmingham-Hoover

It's a good time to buy in Birmingham-Hoover. Home Appreciation is up 12.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Birmingham-Hoover is $191,100.
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A Good Place to be From - 7/24/2017
Birmingham, Ala., is a dead man's nowhere town. Do yourself a favor and never come near its dreary, dismal, cultural desolation. If Hell had humidity, they'd call it... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER METRO AREA, ALABAMA
35242, 35215, 35216, 35226, 35244, 35173, 35209, 35007, 35020, 35124, 119 total

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