Birmingham, Alabama is a medium-size city with slightly less than 213,000 residents. The city's residents, with an average age of just over 38, skew younger than most cities in Alabama. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (53%) and owning (47%) their residence. The average rent of $815/month is roughly the same as the state average.
Birmingham has an average commute time of about 24 minutes, faster than around 80% of cities in the state. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 39% of workers, while public transit isn't used much. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Many Birmingham residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 19% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Birmingham workers take home an average annual income of just over $48,000, less than the Alabama average. Birmingham's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Eighteen percent of Birmingham residents over the age of 25 have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.