What is the current population of Birmingham?

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.

Birmingham Geography [top]

What county is Birmingham, Alabama in?

Parts of Birmingham are located within Jefferson County and Shelby County.

What is the size of Birmingham, Alabama in square miles?

Birmingham has an area of 146.1 square miles. Birmingham is the 3rd largest city, by area, in Alabama.

Birmingham Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Birmingham?

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.

How quickly is Birmingham shrinking?

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.

What is the population density of Birmingham, Alabama?

Birmingham has a population density of 1,453 people per square mile.

Birmingham Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Birmingham, Alabama?

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.

What percentage of Birmingham, Alabama residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.9% of the residents of Birmingham are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Birmingham, Alabama?

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.

What percentage of Birmingham, Alabama residents are below the poverty line?

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.

What percentage of Birmingham, Alabama residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 60.3% of Birmingham residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Birmingham, Alabama residents?

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.

What percentage of Birmingham, Alabama residents speak a non-English language at home?

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.

Birmingham Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Birmingham, Alabama?

The unemployment rate in Birmingham is 9.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Birmingham, Alabama residents work for the government?

In Birmingham, 14.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Birmingham, Alabama?

The median household income in Birmingham is $37,375.

Birmingham Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Birmingham, Alabama?

In Birmingham, 44.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Birmingham, Alabama?

Renters occupy 55.1% of housing units in Birmingham.

What percentage of Birmingham, Alabama housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Birmingham, 15.8% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Birmingham, Alabama housing units were built after 2000?

In Birmingham, 11.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 12,900 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Birmingham, Alabama?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Birmingham is $837.

What percentage of households in Birmingham, Alabama have broadband internet?

In Birmingham, 71.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Birmingham Population By Year

Population Graph For Birmingham
Year Population Rank in US
2021 197,575 124
2020 200,133 120
2019 209,403 109
2018 209,880 107
2017 210,710 107
2016 212,157 104
2015 212,461 102
2014 212,247 101
2013 212,113 101
2012 212,038 100
2011 212,411 98
2010 212,237 97
2000 242,051 72
1990 265,940 60
1980 284,413 50
1970 300,910 48
1960 340,887 36
1950 326,037 34
1940 267,583 35
1930 259,678 34
1920 178,806 36
1910 132,685 36
1900 38,415 99

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
114 Worcester, Massachusetts 205,918 19.3%
115 Columbus, Georgia 205,617 10.2%
116 Cape Coral, Florida 204,510 97.9%
117 McKinney, Texas 202,690 261.9%
118 Little Rock, Arkansas 201,998 10.1%
119 Oxnard, California 201,879 17.6%
120 Amarillo, Texas 201,234 15.6%
121 Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia 201,196 3.1%
122 Salt Lake City, Utah 200,478 10.2%
123 Montgomery, Alabama 198,665 -1.5%
124 Birmingham, Alabama 197,575 -18.3%
125 Grand Rapids, Michigan 197,416 -0.2%
126 Grand Prairie, Texas 197,347 54.0%
127 Overland Park, Kansas 197,106 29.9%
128 Tallahassee, Florida 197,102 28.8%
129 Huntington Beach, California 196,652 3.4%
130 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 196,528 56.4%
131 Peoria, Arizona 194,917 75.6%
132 Knoxville, Tennessee 192,648 9.2%
133 Glendale, California 192,366 -1.5%
134 Vancouver, Washington 192,169 31.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
106 Huntsville 216,963 35.5%
123 Montgomery 198,665 -1.5%
124 Birmingham 197,575 -18.3%
138 Mobile 184,952 -6.9%
327 Tuscaloosa 100,618 27.8%

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