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Average rent in Birmingham, AL

$1,274/mo Birmingham, AL average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Birmingham, AL is $1,274.

Birmingham, AL apartment rent ranges

About 51% of apartment rents in Birmingham, AL range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 21% of apartments. Around 20% of Birmingham’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 4% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Birmingham, AL rent trends

Getting around in Birmingham, AL

40 /100
31 /100
Some Transit
24 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 40, Transit Score®: 31, Bike Score®: 24

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Birmingham, AL last updated?

Prices and availability in Birmingham, AL were last updated on 27 Mar 2023.

What are the best apartments in Birmingham, AL?

The best apartments in Birmingham, AL are: Park Place, The Benton Apartment Homes, Cahaba Brook, Iron City Lofts and The Haven.

What is the average rent in Birmingham, AL?

The average rent in Birmingham, AL is $1,274. Start your search for apartments in Birmingham, AL now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The price range for a studio apartment in Birmingham, AL is between $725 and $2,999. View all studio apartments in Birmingham, AL.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL is between $350 and $3,804. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Birmingham, AL now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL is between $610 and $4,308. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL is between $705 and $5,773. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Birmingham, AL.

What type of rental buildings are in Birmingham, AL?

In Birmingham 54% of the housing is rented out compared to 46% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Birmingham’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 56% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 33% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Birmingham, AL?

The average age of rental buildings in Birmingham is 36 years old, with 24% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 90% are garden-style apartment communities, 8% are mid-sized buildings, and 2% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Birmingham, AL?

Studio apartments in Birmingham are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 34% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 51% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Birmingham, AL in the news

Renter's guide to Birmingham, AL

If you're looking for a change of scenery, we know just the place.

It's Birmingham, Alabama, one of the gems of the American Southeast. Foodies will find themselves in paradise, since Birmingham is considered to be one of the best cities in the country in terms of restaurants.

But football fans will love it too. Birmingham is home to college football's Southeastern Conference headquarters, which is no coincidence given how much people love the sport here.

Of course, there's plenty more to the city than food and football. Let's take a look.

At 148 square miles wide, Birmingham is just slightly bigger than Mobile, AL and Atlanta, GA but just barely smaller than Montgomery, AL.

Speaking of Montgomery, the city is only 92 miles away from Birmingham. Birmingham is also 208 miles from Mobile and 191 miles from Nashville, Tennessee.

The climate in Birmingham is humid subtropical, with hot summers, mild winters, and plenty of rain. A tale of two extremes, Birmingham has, on average, 47 days below freezing and 55 days above 90ºF each year.

Severe thunderstorms are common during the spring and fall seasons. Birmingham is also part of “Tornado Alley” – the city's been hit by two category 5 tornadoes within the past 50 years. Hurricanes are a risk here too.

Tips for renting in Birmingham, AL

Accidents happen. Life doesn't always go the way we plan. That’s why, if you find yourself in the position of being evicted in Birmingham, it's important to know what to do.

First, you'll be served an eviction notice by the local sheriff. Check the notice for a court date. Sometimes they'll go ahead and set a trial beforehand. If there isn't one, you have 7 days to respond at the courthouse.

Of course, if the problem is something like unpaid rent, you can usually fix the problem within the 7 days and avoid the eviction process entirely by paying it.

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Birmingham, AL demographics

Birmingham, AL has a population of 202,234 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 106,814 of Birmingham’s residents are women and 95,420 are men. The median age of those who live in Birmingham, AL is 36.2.

Living in Birmingham, AL

What's it like living in Birmingham? Fun, that's what!

The city features one of the best restaurant scenes in the country, with dozens of great options to choose from. Birmingham's also got a good music and arts scene. Oh, and football. People here love football, whether it's the Alabama Crimson Tide or the Auburn Tigers.

And if you ever get tired of Birmingham and need to escape for a few days, its central location make it less than a day's drive from a number of the biggest and best cities in the Southeast.

Birmingham is also a city of growth. Its majority African American population shows how far the city has come since the days of the Civil Rights movement.

Despite all its pluses, it’s worth noting that Birmingham is susceptible to severe weather, like tornadoes and hurricanes. And the city also suffers from fairly high poverty and crime rates.

Birmingham, AL households

  • 41,748 Family
    43,773 Non-family
  • 17,893 Children
    67,628 No Children
  • 85,521Total Number of Households
  • 2.26Average People Per Household
  • $39,403Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 85,521 households in Birmingham, AL. 41,748 are family households and 43,773 are non-family households. There are 17,893 households with children in Birmingham and 67,628 households without children. On average, about 2.26 people live in a household in Birmingham, AL.

Things to do in Birmingham, AL

If you're considering Birmingham as a potential place to live, you're probably wondering what there is to do there.

Well, we already mentioned sports. The Alabama Crimson Tide, one of the most successful teams in college football history, plays just an hour away, while the Auburn Tigers are just a bit further in the other direction. People in Alabama love football and talk about this huge rivalry year round.

The SEC headquarters are actually located here in the city.

Birmingham has its own sports too. The University of Alabama at Birmingham – better known as UAB – has top basketball and football programs.

Things to do

Birmingham has its own sports too. The University of Alabama at Birmingham – better known as UAB – has top basketball and football programs.

The Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team is also a major draw. They play at nearby Region Field.

If watching sports isn't your thing – or you just want a change of pace – there are plenty of other outdoor options. There's Vulcan Park and Museum, along with its iconic Vulcan statue. Ruffner Mountain Park and Oak Mountain State Park make for great hiking, and you can go zip lining at Red Mountain Park, or just take a stroll at the Railroad Park.

The whole family will enjoy Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Birmingham Zoo. Or you can check out some throwback movies at the Alabama Theatre.

The whole family will enjoy Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Birmingham Zoo. Or you can check out some throwback movies at the Alabama Theatre.

Of course, everyone gets a kick out of the city's Colored Tunnels too. They're pedestrian walkways that are lined with lights in a rainbow of colors.

For the more culturally inclined, there's the Birmingham Museum of Art or the McWane Science Center. Or they can enjoy some tunes at one of the local music venues, like Iron City. There's also the Sidewalk Film Festival, a popular annual event.

And you can learn more about the city and its history at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

When you're all done, have a nice dinner at one of the city's top rated restaurants.

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Birmingham, AL employment & economy

Birmingham has a long history as a leader in the iron and steel industry. But since then, the city's become known for a lot more.

Birmingham's top industries today include medical services and research, manufacturing and distribution, trade and finance, and telecommunications.

Major companies that operate out of Birmingham include Books-A-Million, AT&T, and Wells Fargo.

Education in Birmingham, AL

If you're thinking about going to school in Birmingham, there are some great options.

You can find Samford College here, considered by many to be the best school in Alabama. Samford's alumni include Nobel Peace and Pulitzer Prize winners, Emmy and Grammy award winners, and more than 60 US Congressmen.

Birmingham is also home to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham-Southern College.

There's the University of Alabama Medical Center too, which is a world leader in medical research.

Birmingham, AL education statistics

The level of education of the population of Birmingham, AL is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 37% completed some high school, 26% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 17% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.

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