Birmingham, AL 35209 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 35209: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Birmingham, AL 35209

Acceptable Alternative
Homewood, AL 35209
Mountain Brk, AL 35209

Not Acceptable, USPS
Vestavia, AL 35209

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,318
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,395
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,400
  • County: Jefferson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.46, Longitude -86.809
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Birmingham, AL 35209 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,539
Population in Households 28,241
Population in Familes 19,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,298
Population Density1 3,151
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 12,554
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 6,607
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,289 (35.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,265 (48.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,554 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $298,804
Average Home Value $343,075


Median Household Income $48,017
Average Household Income $70,953
Per Capita Income $30,828
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.38%
Households 0.06% 0.29%
Families -0.11% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Birmingham, AL 35209 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35209 to the other 616 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 96th
Population Density1 # 12 98th
Diversity Index2 # 15 98th
Median Household Income # 135 78th
Per Capita Income # 49 92nd

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