B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$728
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Birmingham Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,109
    0
  • Murder
    37
    0
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    525
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,482
    1
  • Theft
    4,163
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    714
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,061
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Birmingham Reviews

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Birmingham, AL has made great strides in the last several years to become a more family friendly area. It has many free places to visit such as the Birmingham Museum of Art, Vulcan Park and the Botanical Gardens. Watch the Barons play baseball at the brand new state of the art Regions Field and then take a short stroll to Railroad Park. There you will find a green oasis with a walking track, playgrounds, a skate park and even a pond in the middle of the city. If walking is your thing check out the Rotary Trail which follows the old railroad track. For little ones, don't miss McWane Science Center and The Birmingham Zoo! There are tons of great places to eat in Birmingham, but one of our favorites is Paramount Burgers, located near McWane Center. It's part restaurant,part old fashioned arcade and 100% fun for kids of all ages! The only downside to Birmingham is the parking system. There are never enough places to park and public transportation is almost non existent.
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What I like about Birmingham, Alabama is that Birmingham is a city with a lot of history. Birmingham is currently expanding and renovating. There major changes and opportunities that are in the near future! I like that Birmingham has a rich rood culture. Every "foodie" should visit Birmingham and enjoy the many restaurants and breweries. Birmingham is definitely a city to live for young up and coming entrepreneurs, executives, and philanthropist.
I have been a Birmingham resident for about four years and have been able to experience many things in the area.
Birmingham Alabama is a beautiful city with a fast growing population. Over the course of four years, it went from being just decent, to somewhere I thoroughly enjoy taking my friends and family. There are so many great places to eat, relax, and be active. Just a few things include indoor rock climbing, outdoor ice skating, local pub and fare, the McWayne Science Museum and so much more! Highly recommended for all ages. Lakeview district is a great part of town. It is filled with restaurants and bars for the college scene or families. Enjoy local BBQ, Mexican Tapas, Or vegetarian Burger joint, I know, right? There are bicycles in the many districts of Birmingham that you can rent for a few dollars, daily, and just ride around to the different parts of town. A plus, is that the bicycles contain a tiny motor to let you roam with ease.