Birmingham employment information

IndexBirminghamAlabamaNational
Income per capita$20,791$24,736$29,829
Median household income$32,404$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,369$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,983$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$25,956$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$21,707$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate7.0%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level29.4%18.4%15.1%
The Birmingham, AL employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Birmingham is $20,791, which is 16% lower than than the Alabama average and 30% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $32,404, which is 28% lower than than the Alabama average and 41% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Birmingham is 7%, which is 51% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Birmingham is 29% which is 95% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$21,600$32,404$64,808
City
$29,835$44,758$89,516
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Birmingham is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Birmingham is 41% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Birmingham is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Birmingham is 95% higher than the national average.

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Birmingham employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.0%0.7%
Manufacturing sector13.1%0.2%
Financial & insurance services3.4%7.3%
Wholesale & retail services15.4%11.8%
Public administration3.5%4.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%3.3%
Education, health & social services14.7%37.9%
Other31.9%27.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Highland Lakes, AL4,860$134,315143%
Mountain Brook, AL20,532$129,777135%
Shoal Creek, AL1,448$126,597129%
Indian Springs Village, AL2,529$100,07881%
Vestavia Hills, AL34,243$93,17868%
Birmingham, AL212,424$32,40441%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Spokane, WA212,078$43,27422%
Des Moines, IA212,859$48,08813%
Rochester, NY210,291$31,68443%
San Bernardino, CA214,581$38,45630%
Modesto, CA208,512$50,9968%
Birmingham, AL212,424$32,40441%
Source: The Birmingham, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).