Birmingham, AL

214,911 Population
146 square miles 1,456.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.4%
was 4.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in AL
Population Density
1,456.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.8%
was 42.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.8%
was 3.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in AL
Percent Under 18
20.8%
was 19.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in AL
Percent 65 and Over
13.8%
was 13.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in AL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.4
was 7.2
Ranked 13th Lowest in AL
Percent Living in Poverty
29.2%
was 30.7%
Ranked 7th Lowest in AL
Median Household Income
$32,378
was $31,152
Ranked 7th Highest in AL
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.3
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
115,553
was 111,510
Ranked 1st Highest in AL
Median Rent
$743
was $723
Ranked 5th Highest in AL
Total Building Permits
561
was 945
 
Occupied Housing Units
93,467
was 88,847
 
Homeownership Rate
44.0%
was 46.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in AL
Single Family Building Permits
80
was 88
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
791.0
was 763.6
Ranked 1st Highest in AL
Rental Vacancy Rate
29.7%
was 32.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in AL
Multifamily Building Permits
481
was 857
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.3
Ranked 6th 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
94.3%
was 94.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
81.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.3%
was 99.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.1%
was 84.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in AL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
25.3%
was 25.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in AL

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