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 very low, and there are 689 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Birmingham is moderate and the median home sales price is $122,160.

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

48.54% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 43
  • Violent Crimes: 68
  • Robbery: 29
  • Burglary: 198
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

50.39% Higher than national avg.
  • 689 offenders in Birmingham
  • 32.37 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $115,000
  • Median Sales Price: $122,160
  • Foreclosures: 667
  • Homes For Sale: 1,700
  • Homes For Rent: 53

Environmental Hazards

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

Unemployment

Moderate 4.0%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 3.4%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

Schools view all

78 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 78 K-12 public schools in Birmingham, AL and 43 private schools. Homefacts rates Birmingham's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

689 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
$115,000 compared to December 2016
Median Sales Price
$122,160 compared to December 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

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

1,700 Homes For Sale View All

$469,900
3601 Montrose Rd
Birmingham, AL 35213
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$164,900
3216 Pawnee Ave
Birmingham, AL 35205
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$359,000
5041 Longleaf Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
4 Beds | 5 Baths
$98,000
173 Old Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35209
2 Beds | 1 Baths

667 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$53,250  
$172,000
Red Leaf
Birmingham, AL 35226
3 Beds | 3 Baths
$51,000
4th
Birmingham, AL 35207
4 Beds | 2 Baths
$11,000
18th
Birmingham, AL 35234
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$30,000
Chichester
Birmingham, AL 35214
3 Beds | 1 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

53 Rental Properties View All

$1,595
4024 White Oak Dr
Birmingham, AL 35243
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$2,500
609 Trumpet Cir
Birmingham, AL 35226
4 Beds | 4 Baths
$1,850
4532 Guilford Cir
Birmingham, AL 35242
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$2,100
5392 Park Side Cir
Birmingham, AL 35244
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 6.01 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 4.0%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 3.4% and 4.1% 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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