Birmingham, AL Population

By | March 30, 2019

Population: 242,820. Estimated population in July 2020: 231,483 (-4.7% change)
Males: 112,046 (46.1%), Females: 130,774 (53.9%)

Jefferson County

Zip codes: 35203, 35204, 35205, 35206, 35207, 35208, 35209, 35210, 35211, 35212, 35213, 35214, 35215, 35216, 35217, 35218, 35221, 35222, 35223, 35224, 35226, 35228, 35233, 35234, 35235, 35242, 35243, 35244.

Median resident age: 34.3 years
Median household income: $26,735
Median house value: $62,100

Races in Birmingham:

  • Black (73.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (23.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (3.9%), English (3.2%), Irish (2.8%), German (2.3%), Subsaharan African (1.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 149.9 square miles

Map of Birmingham, AL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Birmingham

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Birmingham city

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

2.1% Foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -22,695 (-8.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Birmingham:

  • BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER PRINCETON (701 PRINCETON AVENUE SOUTHWEST)
  • BIRMINGHAM BAPT MED CNTR MONTCLAIR SNU (800 MONTCLAIR RD)
  • BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER (2010 BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • CALLAHAN EYE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (1720 UNIVERSITY BLVD)
  • CARRAWAY METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER (1600 CARRAWAY BOULEVARD)
  • CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF ALABAMA (1600 SEVENTH AVENUE SOUTH)
  • COOPER GREEN HOSPITAL (1515 6TH AVENUE SOUTH)
  • HEALTHSOUTH LAKESHORE REHAB HOSPITAL (3800 RIDGEWAY DRIVE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH MEDICAL CENTER (1201 ELEVENTH AVENUE SOUTH)
  • HILL CREST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES (6869 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH)
  • MEDICAL CENTER EAST INC (50 MEDICAL PARK EAST DRIVE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSP-BIRMINGHAM (800 MONTCLAIR ROAD)
  • ST VINCENTS HOSPITAL (810 ST VINCENTS DRIVE)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL (619 SOUTH 19TH STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Birmingham:

  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 5 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Abbreviation: BHM)
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 53 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; Abbreviation: ASN)
  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 59 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Abbreviation: TCL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Birmingham:

  • BESSEMER (about 18 miles; BESSEMER, AL; Abbreviation: EKY)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 25 miles; ALABASTER, AL; Abbreviation: EET)
  • ST CLAIR COUNTY (about 41 miles; PELL CITY, AL; Abbreviation: PLR)
Amtrak station:
BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Birmingham:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (Full-time enrollment: 12,178; Location: ADMINISTRATION BLDG SUITE 1070; Public; Website: www.uab.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 4,106; Location: 800 LAKESHORE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.samford.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,279; Location: 2601 CARSON RD; Public; Website: www.jscc.cc.al.us)
  • VIRGINIA COLLEGE-BIRMINGHAM (Full-time enrollment: 1,564; Location: 65 BAGBY DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vc.edu)
  • BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,416; Location: 900 Arkadelphia Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bsc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • LAWSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,251; Location: 3060 WILSON RD SW; Public; Website: www.ls.cc.al.us)
  • HERZING COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 453; Location: 280 W VALLEY AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: herzing.edu/birmingham)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 362; Location: 500 RIVERHILLS BUSINESS PK; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • SOUTHEASTERN BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 46; Location: 3001 HWY 280 E; Private, not-for-profit)
  • ALABAMA STATE COLLEGE OF BARBER STYLING (Full-time enrollment: 11; Location: 9480 PARKWAY E; Private, for-profit)
  • ROEBUCK BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 9098A PARKWAY E; Private, for-profit)
  • NORTH ALABAMA SKILLS CENTER (Location: 2112 11TH AVE S STE 201; Public)
  • CENTER POINT BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 2328 FIRST ST NE; Private, for-profit)
  • CARRAWAY METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER SCH OF RAD TECHN (Location: 1600 CARRAWAY BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.carraway.org)
  • ANDREW JACKSON UNIVERSITY (Location: 10 OLD MONTGOMERY HWY; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN (Location: 1573 CENTER POINT RD; Private, for-profit)
  • BIRMINGHAM-EASONIAN BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE (Location: 630 ISHKOODA RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • EAST LAKE BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: 6732 1ST AVE S; Private, for-profit)
  • FAULKNER UNIVERSITY-BIRMINGHAM (Location: 2970 LORNA RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.faulkner.edu)
  • FAITH GRANT COLLEGE (Location: 1823 20TH ST ENSLEY; Private, not-for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Birmingham:

  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; SUMITON, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 29 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,651)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 36 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,635)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 56 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Full-time enrollment: 17,453)
  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; DECATUR, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,547)
  • JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 6,418)

Biggest public high schools in Birmingham:

  • OAK MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,650; Location: 5476 CALDWELL MILL RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • VESTAVIA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,548; Location: 2235 LIME ROCK RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HUFFMAN HIGH SCHOOL-MAGNET (Students: 1,309; Location: 950 SPRINGVILLE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,274; Location: 3900 24TH ST N; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ERWIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,138; Location: 532 23RD AVE NW; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • PARKER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,090; Location: 900 4TH ST N; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ENSLEY HIGH SCHOOL-MAGNET (Students: 1,070; Location: 2301 AVE J ENSLEY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WENONAH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,042; Location: 2916 WILSON RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WOODLAWN HIGH SCHOOL-MAGNET (Students: 907; Location: 5620 1ST AVE N; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST END HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 847; Location: 1840 PEARSON AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Birmingham:

  • JOHN CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 939; Location: PO BOX 19907; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • SHADES MT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 2290 TYLER RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • PARKWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 496; Location: 959 HOFFMAN RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • JEFFERSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 339; Location: 1500 HERITAGE PLACE DRIVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 5568 CHALKVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CENTRAL PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 188; Location: 1900 43RD STREET WEST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HOLY FAMILY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 2001 19TH ST. -ENSLEY; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • GATEWAY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 160; Location: 1009 WALKER AVENUE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • GAN GAN & PAPA DAY CARE LEARNI (Students: 77; Location: 9029 AIRPORT ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CONNIE’S HERITAGE MUSIC SCH (Students: 31; Location: 326-2ND AVE NORTH; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Birmingham:

  • OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,254; Location: 5650 CAHABA VALLEY RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHALKVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,111; Location: 940 CHALKVILLE SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RIVERCHASE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,062; Location: 853 WILLOW OAK DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ERWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 821; Location: 528 23RD AVE NW; Grades: 03 – 06)
  • OAK MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 810; Location: 5640 CAHABA VALLEY RD; Grades: KG – 03)
  • CENTRAL PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 804; Location: 4915 AVE Q; Grades: KG – 05)
  • OAK MOUNTAIN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 784; Location: 5486 CALDWELL MILL RD; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • HAYES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 736; Location: 505 43RD ST N; Grades: 09 – 11)
  • GLEN IRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 732; Location: 1115 11TH ST S; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BUSH MIDDLE SCHOOL-MAGNET (Students: 718; Location: 1112 25TH ST ENSLEY; Grades: 06 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Birmingham:

  • BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN ELEM SCH (Students: 1,022; Location: 2204 BRIARWOOD WAY; Grades: PK – 6)
  • OUR LADY OF SORROWS (Students: 522; Location: 1720 OXMOOR RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 5510 DOUBLE OAK LANE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • EAST BIHAM COGIC CHRISTIAN ACA (Students: 397; Location: 5600 1ST AVENUE NORTH; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ADVENT EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 2019 6TH AVENUE NORTH; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CREATIVE MONTESSORI SCHOOL INC (Students: 320; Location: 1650 28TH COURT SOUTH; Grades: KG – KG)
  • ROEBUCK PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 308; Location: 216 ROEBUCK DRIVE; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • HIGHLANDS SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 4901 OLD LEEDS RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY ELEMENTARY (Students: 292; Location: 1916 19TH STREET; Grades: KG – 7)
  • WHISPERING PINES MONTESSORI SC (Students: 265; Location: 5509 TIMBER HILL RD.; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Libraries in Birmingham:

  • BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $14,092,079; Location: 2100 PARK PLACE; 831,199 books; 33,841 audio materials; 34,548 video materials; 2,418 serial subscriptions)
  • NORTH SHELBY LIBRARY (Operating income: $592,819; Location: 5521 CAHABA VALLEY ROAD; 56,576 books; 1,748 audio materials; 2,018 video materials; 97 serial subscriptions)