StatisticBirminghamAlabamaNational
Population212,4244,903,185328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,4559791
Median age35.738.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1840%40%43%
Speak English95%95%79%
Speak Spanish3%3%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Birmingham is 1400% higher than Alabama
  • The median age in Birmingham is 8% lower than Alabama
  • In Birmingham 24.26% of the population is White
  • In Birmingham 72.00% of the population is Black
  • In Birmingham 0.89% of the population is Asian

Compare Birmingham, AL Demographics

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      Birmingham population breakdown by race

      RaceBirminghamAlabamaNational
      White24.26%68.68%73.35%
      Black72.00%26.48%12.63%
      Asian0.89%1.25%5.22%
      American Indian0.16%0.49%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.01%0.04%0.18%
      Mixed race1.30%1.76%3.06%
      Other race1.38%1.28%4.75%
      In Birmingham, 3.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Birmingham age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Birmingham, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).