Birmingham, AL 35205 ZIP Code Profile

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Birmingham, AL | South Highlands, AL

ZIP Code 35205: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Birmingham, AL 35205

Not Acceptable, USPS
South Highlands, AL 35205

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Jefferson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.497, Longitude -86.805
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 756
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 11,740
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,441
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,299

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Birmingham, AL 35205 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,864
Daytime Population: Workers 15,695
Daytime Population: Residents 8,417
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,112
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 16,330
Population in Familes 7,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,534
Population Density2 5,043
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $35,838
Average Household Income $58,274
Per Capita Income $32,060


Total Housing Units 11,849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,500 (21.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,952 (58.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,397 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $183,798
Average Home Value $284,140


Total Households 9,452
Average Household Size 1.73
Family Households 2,782
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 0.28% 0.28%
Households 0.28% 0.34%
Families -0.31% -0.04%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   3.77%

Birmingham, AL 35205 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35205 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 # 81 87th
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 431 30th
Per Capita Income # 51 92nd

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