Birmingham, Alabama

Population 212,835

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 79 public schools in Birmingham with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Birmingham is low , and there are 688 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Birmingham is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Birmingham property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Birmingham include Mountain Brook, Homewood and Tarrant.

Birmingham Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 15.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 57.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 26.8%

Crime Rate

4.31% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 117
  • Violent Crimes: 133
  • Robbery: 32
  • Burglary: 149
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

51.28% Higher than national avg.
  • 688 offenders in Birmingham
  • 32.33 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

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


Moderate 3.9%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 2.9%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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79 Public Schools view public schools

There are 79 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

688 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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1,005 Building Permits View All

  • 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.
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Environmental Hazards

1022 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (409/421)
    Birmingham, AL has 97.15% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Birmingham, AL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.57 Average
    Birmingham, AL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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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

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

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Birmingham, AL: $36,241


Unemployment in Birmingham is 3.9%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 2.9% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 40.08%
White Collar - 59.92%


State Representatives

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

City Representatives

  • Gary Palmer
  • Terri A. Sewell

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

143 FCC Towers view all