Birmingham is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 210,710 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 (13.99%), sales jobs (11.16%), and management occupations (7.46%).
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.
In terms of college education, Birmingham is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.71% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Birmingham in 2010 was $21,851, 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 $87,404 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 Irish, German, African, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Birmingham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.