Birmingham, AL
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Living in Birmingham


Birmingham is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 209,880 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 (11.82%), sales jobs (10.86%), and management occupations (7.48%).

One thing that you will notice about Birmingham is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Birmingham a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The overall education level of Birmingham is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.04% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Birmingham in 2010 was $22,993, 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 $91,972 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 African, German, Irish, English, and Scottish.

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