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Welcome to Birmingham ...

The village of Birmingham is located in Clay County<1>.

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 205 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Birmingham.

Birmingham is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Birmingham: (816)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Birmingham had an population of 205 people. This is an increase of 12.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Birmingham had a population of 183 people. This makes Birmingham the county's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 183 people, the population of Birmingham decreased 14.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 214 people).

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

Adding Birmingham to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Birmingham elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Birmingham on our Genealogy Page.

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), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, 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.

  • Kansas City [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas City
    • Kansas City [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 495,327 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<6>
  • Kansas City [Wyandotte County]
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    • Kansas City [Wyandotte County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 152,960 people
    • Former name for Kansas City:
    • Wyandotte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<6>
  • Independence [Jackson County]
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    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,672 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<6>
  • Lee's Summit [Jackson County]
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    • Lee's Summit [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 99,357 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee's Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee's Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lee's Summit<6>
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    • Blue Springs [Jackson County]
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      • Blue Springs [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<6>
    • Leawood [Johnson County]
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      • Leawood [Johnson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leawood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leawood<6>
    • Liberty [Clay County]
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      • Liberty [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Raytown [Jackson County]
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      • Raytown [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raytown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raytown<6>
    • Gladstone [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladstone
      • Gladstone [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<6>
    • Prairie Village [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Village
      • Prairie Village [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie Village<6>

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. 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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Clay County: www.claycogov.com/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Clay, 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 village'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>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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 39.1657, Longitude: -94.4512    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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