Birmingham demographics profile

StatisticBirminghamAlabamaNational
Population212,4244,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,4559291
Median age35.738.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%57%55%
Speak English95%95%79%
Speak Spanish3%3%13%
Birmingham, AL has a population of 212,424 and is the 104th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,455 per sq mi which is 1481% higher than the Alabama average and 1506% higher than the national average. The median age in Birmingham is 36 which is approximately 8% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Birmingham, 38% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 79% of Birmingham residents were born in Alabama, 17% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Birmingham is 1481% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Birmingham is 8% lower than Alabama.
  • In Birmingham 24.26% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Birmingham 72.00% of the population is African American.
  • In Birmingham 0.89% of the population is Asian.

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Birmingham population breakdown by race

RaceBirminghamAlabamaNational
Caucasian24.26%68.68%73.35%
African American72.00%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.

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