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Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area&

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Population
1.15M
0.15% growth
Median Age
38.8
Median Household Income
$52,226
1.49% growth
Poverty Rate
13.9%
Number of Employees
517,782
0.46% growth
Median Property Value
$154,000
1.85% decline

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Economy

The economy of Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area employs 517,782 people. The economy of Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area is specialized in Utilities; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.74; 1.63; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (76,702), Retail trade (60,209), and Manufacturing (48,203), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,005), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,175), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,850).

Median household income in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area is $52,226. Males in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,097. The income inequality of Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area. In Alabama the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,961. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area is from the state of Alabama.

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Diversity

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area is home to a population of 1.15M people, from which 97.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area is composed of 731,656 White residents (63.8%), 324,070 Black residents (28.2%), 49,764 Hispanic residents (4.34%), 21,873 Two+ residents (1.91%), and 15,147 Asian residents (1.32%). The most common foreign languages in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area are Spanish (41,014 speakers), Chinese (3,034 speakers), and French (1,975 speakers), but compared to other places, Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area has a relative high number of Gujarati (1,191 speakers), Arabic (1,872 speakers), and French (1,975 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area awarded 11,712 degrees. The student population of Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 4,209 male students and 7,503 female students. Most students in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area are White (6,921 and 59.1%), followed by Black or African American (3,126 and 26.7%), Unknown (643 and 5.49%), and Asian (283 and 2.42%). The largest universities in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area by number of graduates are University of Alabama at Birmingham (4,621 and 39.5%), Samford University (1,462 and 12.5%), and Jefferson State Community College (1,312 and 11.2%). The most popular majors in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area are Registered Nursing (385 and 3.29%), General Business Administration & Management (285 and 2.43%), and General Psychology (272 and 2.32%). The median tuition costs in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area are $28,552 for private four year colleges, and $8,040 and $18,368 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area is $154,000, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $156,900 to $154,000, a 1.85% increase. The homeownership rate of Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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