Birmingham, AL 35214 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Birmingham, AL 35214

Acceptable Alternative
Forestdale, AL 35214

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 379
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,342
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 470
  • County: Jefferson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.573, Longitude -86.893
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Birmingham, AL 35214 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35214 to the other 605 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 77 87th
Population Density1 # 74 88th
Diversity Index2 # 282 54th
Median Household Income # 301 50th
Per Capita Income # 302 50th

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Birmingham, AL 35214 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 18,224
Population in Households 18,029
Population in Familes 15,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 195
Population Density1 753
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 7,249
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 4,928
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,212 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,037 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,476 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $147,279
Average Home Value $159,531


Median Household Income $37,720
Average Household Income $48,611
Per Capita Income $19,434
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.17% -0.51%
Households -1.09% -0.48%
Families -1.22% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

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