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Steel production, banking and biotech dominate the economy of this Southern city. Birmingham was a center of the civil rights movement and is Alabama’s largest city. Many of the city’s residential communities are located near idyllic water features. Several major universities and companies are located in the area. In an effort to crack down on crime, a specialized patrol that focuses on the city’s downtown has had major success. There are a variety of venues for art and cultural experiences, and the annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival is a draw for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy the area’s golf courses and nearby mountain recreation opportunities, and come home to a comfortable Birmingham apartment. Lots of options await in our listings.

Birmingham, AL Demographics

  • Total Population212,265
  • Female 100,454
    Male 111,811
  • Median Age35.7

Average Rent in Birmingham, AL

  • Birmingham, AL Average Rental Price, December 2019 $1,034 /mo

Birmingham, AL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $5002%
  • $501-$70013%
  • $701-$1,00042%
  • $1,001-$1,50033%
  • $1,501-$2,0007%
  • > $2,0002%

Birmingham, AL Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Dec / 2019
Birmingham, AL $886 $903 $925 $932 $924 $953 $968 $961 $993 $1,033 $1,034
National $1,354 $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,473 $1,474
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Average rent is projected to grow by 5% in 2019 compared to 2018.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Check out the average rent prices in Birmingham by neighborhood.

Birmingham, AL Households

  • Total Number of Households90,149
  • Family 47,262
    Non-family 42,887
  • Children 22,320
    No Children 67,829
  • Average People Per Household2.26
  • Median Household Income$33,770
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$772

Birmingham, AL Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School39%
  • Some College27%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree16%
  • Graduate Degree8%

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