Birmingham, Alabama

Current Temperature ° Population 212,835

Homefacts City Report

Birmingham is located in Jefferson County, AL. The population is 212,835, making Birmingham the largest city in Jefferson County and the largest city in the state of Alabama.

There are 78 public schools in Birmingham with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Birmingham is , and there are 680 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Birmingham is very high and the median home sales price is $119,500.

Cities near Birmingham include Mountain Brook, Homewood and Tarrant.

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 12.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 61.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 25.3%

Crime Rate

64.61% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 714
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 525
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 6
  • Larceny Theft: 4

Registered Offenders

50.05% Higher than national avg.
  • 680 offenders in Birmingham
  • 31.95 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $198,900
  • Median Sales Price: $119,500
  • Foreclosures: 910
  • Homes For Sale: 2,128
  • Homes For Rent: 72

Environmental Hazards

1,022 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 20
  • Registered Polluters: 102
  • Superfunds: 90
  • Tanks & Spills: 810

Unemployment

Very High 6.3%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 5.2%
  • National unemployment average: 4.3%

Schools view all

78 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 78 K-12 public schools in Birmingham, AL and 46 private schools. Homefacts rates Birmingham's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

680 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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  • Violent Crime Index
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Real Estate view all

Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$198,900 compared to June 2016
Median Sales Price
$119,500 compared to June 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    19.1%
  • Rented
    45.3%
  • Owned
    35.6%

2,128 Homes For Sale View All

$750,000
2556 Dolly Ridge Rd
Birmingham, AL 35243
4 Beds | 5 Baths
$279,900
557 Whitestone Way
Birmingham, AL 35226
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$259,000
4553 Little Ridge Dr
Birmingham, AL 35242
3 Beds | 3 Baths
$319,900
4708 Overwood Cir
Birmingham, AL 35222
3 Beds | 2 Baths

910 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
No Data
$183,000
Red Leaf
Birmingham, AL 35226
3 Beds | 3 Baths
$142,000
Boulder Ridge
Birmingham, AL 35244
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$45,000
Chichester
Birmingham, AL 35214
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$19,000
Rutledge
Birmingham, AL 35221
4 Beds | 2 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

1,005 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Birmingham, AL issued 1,005 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 1,005 permits, 76 were issued for single family homes and 929 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Birmingham, AL issued 561 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 561 permits, 80 were issued for single family homes and 481 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

72 Rental Properties View All

$1,550
1194 Berwick Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$700
416 Skyview Dr
Birmingham, AL 35209
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$1,000
1904 Shades Cliff Terr
Birmingham, AL 35209
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$1,800
2295 Abbeyglen Cir
Birmingham, AL 35226
4 Beds | 3 Baths

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Environmental Hazards

1022 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in Birmingham, AL
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  • Registered Polluters
    in Birmingham, AL
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  • Superfunds
    in Birmingham, AL
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  • Tanks & Spills
    in Birmingham, AL
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (564/588)
    Birmingham, AL has 95.92% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Birmingham, AL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.39 Average
    Birmingham, AL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 44.23°
  • February 47.07°
  • March 56.2°
  • April 64.38°
  • May 71.73°
  • June 80.21°
  • July 81.58°
  • August 80.84°
  • September 75.18°
  • October 63.17°
  • November 53.63°
  • December 44.68°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Birmingham, AL

Earthquakes
Birmingham, AL has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Birmingham, AL has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Birmingham, AL has a very high risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Birmingham, AL has a very high risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Birmingham, AL: $32,378

Unemployment

Unemployment in Birmingham is 6.3%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 5.2% and 4.3% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 44.58%
White Collar - 55.42%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Robert Bentley
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby

City Representatives

  • Gary Palmer
  • Terri A. Sewell

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

143 FCC Towers view all

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