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Homewood
  • Suburb of Birmingham, AL

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

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Homewood is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 26,206. Homewood is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Homewood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Homewood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Homewood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Homewood are highly rated.

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About Homewood...
Population
26,206

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$391,500
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    129.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    27.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    137.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    540.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,938.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    266.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

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