65 reviews
  1. City in Alabama
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    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 ranks over 200 cities based on more than 50 statistics and expert insights.
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      1,109
      273
    • Murder
      37
      6
    • Rape
      75
      41
    • Robbery
      525
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,482
      525
    • Theft
      4,163
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      714
      263

    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%

    Birmingham Reviews

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    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.
    Birmingham is such an amazing city and I am so lucky to have grown up here! Recently, Birmingham has been rising out of the ashes and new buisnesses are popping up everywhere. There is always a new resturant to try, something fun to do, or a new brewery to hang out at. Birmingham and its surrounding suburbs are a great place to raise a family or to visit. The Over the Mountain (sububs of Birmingham) school sytems are phenomenal and some are even nationally recognized.
    Birmingham is surprisingly safer than one would expect, especially downtown. There are a lot of up and coming restaurants and Birmingham is becoming a food destination. The surrounding areas provided greenery yet remain close to anything you could possible want. Location in the states is close to plenty of places as well, within 5 hours you could be in Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, or the beach!