Birmingham Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Birmingham Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
209,403

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.3%
5 - 17:
13.8%
18 - 24:
10.7%
25 - 34:
17.8%
35 - 54:
23.0%
55 - 64:
13.4%
Over 65 Years:
14.9%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
6.5%
6.5%
High School Graduates
86.7%
86.7%
College Graduated
27.4%
27.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Birmingham
$24,480
$24,480
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Birmingham
$37,375
$37,375
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
25.9%

Employment Industries in Birmingham

 
Healthcare
17.6%
17.6%
Retail
11.6%
11.6%
Education
9.5%
9.5%
Accommodation
8.8%
8.8%
Manufacturing
8.7%
8.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.8%
5.8%
Administration
5.3%
5.3%
Other
5.3%
5.3%
Finance
5.1%
5.1%
Construction
4.5%
4.5%
Public Service
4.3%
4.3%
Transportation
3.8%
3.8%
Wholesale
2.5%
2.5%
Information Technology
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
Black or African American
69.6%
69.6%
White
23.8%
23.8%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
3.9%
3.9%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.4%
1.4%
Asian
1.1%
1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

African
3.8%
3.8%
Irish
3.3%
3.3%
German
3.0%
3.0%
English
2.9%
2.9%
Scottish
1.1%
1.1%
Italian
1.0%
1.0%
European
0.9%
0.9%
Scots-Irish
0.9%
0.9%
French
0.7%
0.7%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Welsh
0.4%
0.4%
Polish
0.4%
0.4%
Swedish
0.2%
0.2%
Dutch
0.2%
0.2%
Jamaican
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Norwegian
0.1%
0.1%
Greek
0.1%
0.1%
Danish
0.1%
0.1%
Nigerian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
94.6%
94.6%
Spanish
3.4%
3.4%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
Langs. of India
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Arabic
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
German/Yiddish
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
Pacific Island languages
0.0%
0.0%
Tagalog
0.0%
0.0%
Vietnamese
0.0%
0.0%
Laotian
0.0%
0.0%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Birmingham Residents:
3.8%