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Welcome to Birmingham ...
Birmingham was established in 1871.
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 208,889 people<3> (see below for details).
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
Birmingham is within the (205) area code.
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 208,889 people. This is a decrease of 1.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.97% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Birmingham had a population of 212,237 people (which is 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 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.
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.
Adding Birmingham to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Birmingham in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Birmingham was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Birmingham on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Birmingham.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023