Birmingham is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 21,322 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Birmingham is the 66th largest community in Michigan.
Birmingham home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Birmingham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Birmingham is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Birmingham is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Birmingham who work in management occupations (21.68%), sales jobs (13.05%), and healthcare (10.36%).
Of important note, Birmingham is also a city of artists. Birmingham has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Birmingham’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Birmingham is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Birmingham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Birmingham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Birmingham, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Birmingham is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.70% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Birmingham in 2010 was $78,668, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,672 for a family of four.
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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Birmingham include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Birmingham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.