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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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
Fountain Heights is a neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama with a population of 5,332. Fountain Heights is in Jefferson County. Living in Fountain Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fountain Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Fountain Heights tend to be liberal.
About Fountain Heights...
Population
5,332

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,503
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$876
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%
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Fountain Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,527
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Most people are either malnourished or obese.
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Police could patrol more frequently.
Mix of multi-family to single family.