Statewide Claims to Fame

Birmingham is 1st in Alabama out of 101 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Birmingham is 1st in Alabama out of 104 other cities in Current population (2012)

Birmingham is 1st in Alabama out of 104 other cities in Retail sales

Birmingham is 1st in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Households

Birmingham is 1st in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Housing units

Birmingham is 1st in Alabama out of 98 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Birmingham is 3rd in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Size in square miles

Birmingham is 6th in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Birmingham is 9th in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Birmingham is 15th in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Birmingham Rank Alabama US
Current population (2012) 212,038 1st 4,822,023 313,914,040
Size in square miles 146.1 3rd 50,645.3 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,453 15th 94.4 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Birmingham Rank Alabama US
Residents younger than 5 6.9% 39th 6.3% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.5% 97th 23.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.4% 81st 14.5% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Birmingham Rank Alabama US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 82.6% 63rd 81.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 21.3% 60th 22.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Birmingham Rank Alabama US
Race - White 22.3% 109th 70.0% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 73.4% 6th 26.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 102nd 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.0% 44th 1.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 77th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.0% 95th 1.5% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.6% 44th 4.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 21.1% 109th 66.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Birmingham Rank Alabama US
Female residents 53.2% 35th 51.5% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.4% 48th 3.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Birmingham Rank Alabama US
Housing units 108,981 1st 2,182,088 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 34.8% 9th 15.5% 25.9%
Households 89,822 1st 1,831,269 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 51.2% 106th 70.7% 66.1%
Home median value $87,100 98th $120,800 $186,200
People per household 2.3 100th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Birmingham Rank Alabama US
Income per capita $19,962 78th $23,483 $27,915
Income per household $31,898 93rd $42,934 $52,762
Income below poverty line 27.3% 16th 17.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Birmingham Rank Alabama US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 20,088 1st 382,350 27,092,908
Retail sales $4,690,397 1st $57,344,851 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $20,338 42nd $12,364 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $587,726 1st $6,426,342 $613,795,732

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