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Birmingham city, Alabama

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Birmingham city, Alabama
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 209,403
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 209,403
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 212,585
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 212,237
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.2%
Female persons, percent
53.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
25.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
70.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
23.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 12,801
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 45.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $89,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,104
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $384
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $797
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 89,880
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.26
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 79.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 81.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 68.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 26.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 13.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 625,294
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,574,098
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,118,352
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,099,922
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,305,948
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,591
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $35,346
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,993
Persons in poverty, percent
27.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 20,738
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,318
Women-owned firms, 2012 8,286
Minority-owned firms, 2012 10,605
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 8,770
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,082
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 17,113
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,453.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 146.07
FIPS Code 0107000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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