Birmingham, AL 35214 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 35214: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Birmingham, AL 35214

Acceptable Alternative
Forestdale, AL 35214

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 400
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,507
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 521
  • County: Jefferson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.573, Longitude -86.893
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Birmingham, AL 35214 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,300
Population in Households 19,106
Population in Familes 15,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 194
Population Density1 718
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 7,669
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,190
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,989 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,449 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,220 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,320 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $106,181
Average Home Value $122,307


Median Household Income $40,780
Average Household Income $52,014
Per Capita Income $20,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.05%
Households -0.25% -0.02%
Families -0.43% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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 35214 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35214 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 # 71 89th
Population Density1 # 86 86th
Diversity Index2 # 287 53rd
Median Household Income # 246 60th
Per Capita Income # 284 54th

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