Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham profile

Living in Birmingham

Birmingham is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 197,575 people and 88 constituent neighborhoods, Birmingham is the second largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Birmingham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Birmingham is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Birmingham who work in office and administrative support (12.02%), sales jobs (11.23%), and management occupations (7.77%).

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.

The overall education level of Birmingham is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.90% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Birmingham in 2018 was $25,725, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,900 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, English, German, African, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Birmingham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.