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Birmingham, Iowa

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The location of Birmingham

Welcome to Birmingham ...

The city of Birmingham is located in Van Buren County.

The location of Birmingham has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Birmingham has a population of 417 people<3> (see below for details).

Birmingham is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Birmingham lies within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Birmingham: 52535<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Birmingham had a population of 448 people (or 5.92% of the total population of Van Buren County). This makes Birmingham the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Birmingham represents 0.01% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 480th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 448 people, the population of Birmingham increased 5.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 423 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Birmingham had an population of 417 people. This is a decrease of 6.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.42% since the 2000 Census).

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 Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Birmingham. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Birmingham.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Birmingham, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Birmingham.

Communities near Birmingham ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fairfield   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the North (N) of Birmingham

Located in Jefferson County

Maharishi Vedic City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Birmingham

Located in Jefferson County

Eldon   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Birmingham

Located in Wapello County

Keosauqua   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Birmingham

Farmington   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Birmingham

Batavia   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Birmingham

Located in Jefferson County

Bonaparte   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Birmingham

Milton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Birmingham

Salem   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Birmingham

Located in Henry County

Libertyville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Birmingham

Located in Jefferson County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Birmingham.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Van Buren County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Birmingham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Birmingham.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Birmingham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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: 40.8777, Longitude: -91.9473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Birmingham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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