Birmingham, AL

213,434 Population
146 square miles 1,461.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.4%
was 4.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in AL
Population Density
1,461.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.7%
was 42.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.0%
was 3.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in AL
Percent Under 18
21.2%
was 19.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in AL
Percent 65 and Over
14.1%
was 13.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in AL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 7.2
Ranked 12th Lowest in AL
Percent Living in Poverty
24.5%
was 30.7%
Ranked 6th Lowest in AL
Median Household Income
$32,404
was $31,152
Ranked 7th Highest in AL
Gini Income Distribution
 
51.5
49.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
37.2
was 29.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,746.2
was 1,345.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
6,358.7
was 6,677.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
114,371
was 111,510
Ranked 1st Highest in AL
Median Rent
$777
was $723
Ranked 5th Highest in AL
Total Building Permits
561
was 945
 
Occupied Housing Units
90,117
was 88,847
 
Homeownership Rate
45.9%
was 46.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in AL
Single Family Building Permits
80
was 88
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
782.9
was 763.6
Ranked 1st Highest in AL
Rental Vacancy Rate
33.2%
was 32.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AL
Multifamily Building Permits
481
was 857
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
Ranked 7th Highest in AL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.0
was 8.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.6
was 4.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.9%
was 94.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in AL
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
82.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in AL
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in AL

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
84.7%
was 84.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in AL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.8%
was 25.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in AL

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