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: 1,409
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,187
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 6,181
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 55,433
Daytime Population: Workers 26,127
Daytime Population: Residents 27,573
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 53,700
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 55,276
Population in Familes 45,987
Population in Group Qrtrs 157
Population Density2 961
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $100,809
Average Household Income $136,922
Per Capita Income $54,414


Total Housing Units 23,997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,710 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,298 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,989 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $351,251
Average Home Value $415,989


Total Households 22,008
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 14,835
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.65% 1.5%
Households 1.51% 1.42%
Families 1.25% 1.25%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Birmingham, AL 35242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35242 to the other 614 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 67 89th
Diversity Index # 323 48th
Median Household Income # 4 100th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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