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Birmingham, AL

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Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama, with a population of over 200,000. The city was founded after the Civil War in the late 1800s, as a merger between three small Alabama towns. Today, Birmingham is one of the cultural hubs of the south, with a major business presence in industries such as steel and iron. Birmingham has a tremendous protestant influence as well as a large educational system which has helped to further education in other similar southern cities.

Birmingham Apartments

$1027

Springs At Trussville
Beds: Studio-3  •  Baths: 1-2

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Springs At Greystone
Beds: Studio-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$667

Mountain Lodge
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$699

The Madison At Shoal Run
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$790-$1300

University Place
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2

$588-$857

Chapel Park
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Birmingham, AL is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.21%
  • 7.33%
  • 6.35%
  • Female
  • 8.46%
  • 6.64%
  • 5.95%
$706
is average rent in Birmingham, AL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.27%
  • 6.45%
  • 7.33%
26.06%
of units are available for rent in Birmingham
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 5742
  • 915
  • 11201
Getting Around in Birmingham, AL

Transportation within the city limits is mostly done by private vehicles, on major highways such as Interstate 20, Interstate 65, Interstate 59, Interstate 22, and Interstate 459. The Elton B. Stephens Expressway runs through downtown Birmingham and connects to U.S. Highway 31 and U.S. Highway 280. 3 major railroad stations can be found in Birmingham, many of which service the steel and iron industries, taking them to other southern manufacturing centers throughout the region.

91
Walk Score®
"Walker's Paradise"
42
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Birmingham is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.11%
  • 15.37%
  • 2.18%

Religious Influence

<p>The city of Birmingham has a significant religious influence, with Birmingham having the 2nd&Ecirc;highest ratio of practicing Protestant Christians in the entire country. This was certified through a 2010 study performed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. The city also is home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham, which has houses almost 30 high schools and elementary schools within the city. Churches and other religious symbols are very visible throughout the city, and Birmingham even has its own Catholic television network, something that most cities don&Otilde;t have.</p>

Cultural Hub

<p>Birmingham has a number of different cultural attractions available, with festivals, museums, and historic attractions all part of the cultural experience. Birmingham is known as the entertainment capital of Alabama, and there are a plethora of art galleries, shops, and restaurants to frequent in your spare time. For example, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex holds a theater, concert hall, exhibition hall, as well as a sports arena. The Birmingham Museum of Art has some significant pieces from the city's history in the Civil Rights movement.</p>

Education in Birmingham

<p>The education system in Birmingham is one of the best in the entire state, and is served by the Birmingham City Schools system. &Ecirc;The Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School was rated as the best school in the country by Newsweek in 2005. Other local schools have won awards in other publications, including Mountain Brook High School, Homewood High School, Vestavia Hills High School, and the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Private schools in the area which are also have stellar reputations include the Saint Rose Academy, Indian Springs School, and The Altamont School.</p>