Birmingham, AL 35242 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 35242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Birmingham, AL 35242

Acceptable Alternative
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Shoal Creek, AL 35242
Vestavia, AL 35242
Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
Vestavia Hls, AL 35242

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,341
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,489
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 6,157
  • County: Shelby County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.404, Longitude -86.712
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 35242 has segments in 2 Counties (Jefferson, Shelby).

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Birmingham, AL 35242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 53,181
Population in Households 53,027
Population in Familes 44,198
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density1 861
Diversity Index2 35
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 21,457
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 14,439
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 23,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,489 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,968 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,054 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $376,873
Average Home Value $451,751
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $91,566
Average Household Income $136,361
Per Capita Income $55,044
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.54% 1.45%
Households 1.55% 1.46%
Families 1.24% 1.25%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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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Birmingham, AL 35242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35242 to the other 611 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 74 88th
Diversity Index2 # 322 47th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.