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Welcome to Birmingham ...

The city of Birmingham is primarily located in Jefferson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jefferson County. A portion of Birmingham extends into Shelby County.

When the people of Birmingham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Birminghamian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Birmingham has a population of 209,403 people<3> (see below for details).

Birmingham was established in 1871.

The community of Birmingham is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Birmingham lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Birmingham: (205)

The ZIP codes for Birmingham: 35201-35226, 35228-35238, 35240, 35242-35246, 35249, 35253-35255, 35259-35261, 35263, 35266, 35277-35283, 35285-35299<5>

Websites for Birmingham ...

Official Website:   www.informationbirmingham.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.birminghamchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Birmingham had an population of 209,403 people. This is a decrease of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Birmingham had a population of 212,237 people (or 32.23% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Birmingham the county's most populous community.

The population of Birmingham represents 4.44% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 212,237 people, the population of Birmingham decreased 12.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 242,820 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Birmingham.

Communities Also Named Birmingham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Birmingham - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania (3), Saskatchewan and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Birmingham.

Communities near Birmingham ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Birmingham.

  • Hoover [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
    • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<7>
  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<7>
  • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<7>
  • Pelham [Shelby County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
    • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trussville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trussville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trussville
      • Trussville [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trussville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trussville<7>
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<7>
    • Center Point [Jefferson County]
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      • Center Point [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2015: 16,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<7>
    • Hueytown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hueytown
      • Hueytown [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hueytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hueytown<7>
    • Gardendale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardendale
      • Gardendale [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,177 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardendale<7>
    • Moody [Saint Clair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moody have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [Saint Clair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Birmingham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Birmingham.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Birmingham. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Birmingham.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Birmingham. Our list includes 186 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Birmingham.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Birmingham ...

Looking for more information about Birmingham? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Birmingham, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Birmingham.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Birmingham: www.informationbirmingham.com/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Birmingham refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Birmingham may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Birmingham.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Birmingham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Birmingham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Birmingham or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Birmingham includes: 35201, 35202, 35203, 35204, 35205, 35206, 35207, 35208, 35209, 35210, 35211, 35212, 35213, 35214, 35215, 35216, 35217, 35218, 35219, 35220, 35221, 35222, 35223, 35224, 35225, 35228, 35229, 35230, 35231, 35232, 35233, 35234, 35235, 35236, 35237, 35240, 35242, 35243, 35244, 35245, 35249, 35253, 35254, 35259, 35260, 35263, 35266, 35277, 35278, 35279, 35280, 35281, 35282, 35285, 35286, 35287, 35288, 35289, 35290, 35291, 35292, 35293, 35294, 35295, 35296, 35297, 35298 & 35299.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Birmingham) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Birmingham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Birmingham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birmingham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5278, Longitude: -86.8043    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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