Birmingham is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 212,113 people and 74 constituent neighborhoods, Birmingham is the largest community in Alabama.
Birmingham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Birmingham is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Birmingham who work in office and administrative support (15.66%), sales jobs (10.39%) and food service (6.95%).
One thing noticeable about Birmingham, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Birmingham is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Birmingham a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Birmingham Information and Demographics
The citizens of Birmingham are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.47% of adults in Birmingham having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Birmingham in 2010 was $19,615, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,460 for a family of four. However, Birmingham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Birmingham is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Birmingham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Birmingham residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Birmingham include English and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Birmingham is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
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The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio uses the adjusted market rent against a 100% loan-to-value mortgage (30-year fixed) for the median price home using MLS sales statistics. A ratio of 1.0 means that annual rent is equivalent to annual mortgage payments. Values less than 1.0 indicate rents are cheaper, and values greater than 1.0 mean mortgage payments are cheaper. (Note: taxes are not considered here.)
The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio for Birmingham was 0.82 in March 2014.
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