Birmingham is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 212,157 people and 74 constituent neighborhoods, Birmingham is the 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Birmingham who work in office and administrative support (14.51%), sales jobs (10.50%), and management occupations (7.41%).
Many people in Birmingham take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Birmingham citizens for affordable transportation.
The citizens of Birmingham are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.98% of adults in Birmingham having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Birmingham in 2010 was $20,791, 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 $83,164 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 German, English, African, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Birmingham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.