Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Birmingham is 197,575. Birmingham, Alabama is the 124th largest city in the US.
Parts of Birmingham are located within Jefferson County and Shelby County.
The peak population of Birmingham was in 1960, when its population was 340,887. In 1960, Birmingham was the 36th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 124th largest city in the US. Birmingham is currently 42.0% smaller than it was in 1960.
Birmingham has shrunk 18.3% since the year 2000. Birmingham, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Birmingham, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 163,871. The voting age population is 45.5% male and 54.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.9% of the residents of Birmingham are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Birmingham are 69.9% Black, 25.8% White, 1.5% Two or more races, 1.4% Other, 1.1% Asian and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 3.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Birmingham, 25.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 40.9%. On a per-household basis, 20.1% of families are below the poverty line in Birmingham.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.3% of Birmingham residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.7% of Birmingham residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 27.4% have a bachelor's degree and 10.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Birmingham residents aged 5 and older, 5.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.7% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Birmingham is 9.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Birmingham, 14.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Birmingham is $37,375.
In Birmingham, 44.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 55.1% of housing units in Birmingham.
Of all the housing units in Birmingham, 15.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Birmingham, 11.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 12,900 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Birmingham is $837.
In Birmingham, 71.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|116||Cape Coral, Florida||204,510||97.9%|
|118||Little Rock, Arkansas||201,998||10.1%|
|121||Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia||201,196||3.1%|
|122||Salt Lake City, Utah||200,478||10.2%|
|125||Grand Rapids, Michigan||197,416||-0.2%|
|126||Grand Prairie, Texas||197,347||54.0%|
|127||Overland Park, Kansas||197,106||29.9%|
|129||Huntington Beach, California||196,652||3.4%|
|130||Sioux Falls, South Dakota||196,528||56.4%|
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