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City of Birmingham, AL Economic Information

Birmingham, AL Selected Economic Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey employment of persons 16 years of age and older
    171,642
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently in labor force
    101,264
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently in labor force
    59.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently in Civilian labor force
    101,192
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently in Civilian labor force
    59.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently employed in Civilian labor force
    86,499
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently employed in Civilian labor force
    50.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently unemployed in Civilian labor force
    14,693
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently unemployed in Civilian labor force
    8.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently in Civilian labor force, Armed Forces
    72
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently in Civilian labor force, Armed Forces
    0.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older not in labor force
    70,378
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older not in labor force
    41.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in civilian labor force
    101,192
  • Percentage of unemployed persons in civilian labor force
    14.5%
  • American Community Survey number of women 16 years and older (labor)
    93,916
  • American Community Survey number of women 16 years and older in labor force
    53,260
  • Percentage of women 16 years and older in labor force
    56.7%
  • American Community Survey number of women 16 years and older in civilian labor force
    53,238
  • Percentage of women 16 years and older in civilian labor force
    56.7%
  • American Community Survey number of women 16 years and older in employed in civilian labor force
    45,633
  • Percentage of women 16 years and older in employed in civilian labor force
    48.6%
  • American Community Survey number in labor force with own children under the age of 6
    16,431
  • American Community Survey number in labor force with own children under the age of 6 when all parents in family are in labor force
    11,292
  • Percentage in labor force with own children under the age of 6 when all parents in family are in labor force
    68.7%
  • American Community Survey number in labor force with own children of 6 to 17 years
    24,654
  • American Community Survey number in labor force with own children 6 to 17 years when all parents in family are in labor force
    18,605
  • Percentage in labor force with own children 6 to 17 years when all parents in family are in labor force
    75.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that commute to work
    84,607
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that commute to work by car, truck or van (drove alone)
    68,711
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older that commute to work by car, truck or van (drove alone)
    81.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that commute to work by car, truck or van (carpooled)
    9,495
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older that commute to work by car, truck or van (carpooled)
    11.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that commute to work using public transportation (not including taxicabs)
    1,847
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older that commute to work using public transportation (not including taxicabs)
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that walked to work
    1,930
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older that walked to work
    2.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older which used other means to commute to work
    899
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older which used other means to commute to work
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older which worked at home
    1,725
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older which worked at home
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older mean travel time to work in minutes
    21.60
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older by occupation
    86,499
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in management, business, science, and arts occupations
    27,079
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in management, business, science, and arts occupations
    31.3%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in service occupations
    19,413
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in service occupations
    22.4%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in sales and office occupations
    21,486
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in sales and office occupations
    24.8%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
    6,212
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
    7.2%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in production, transportation, and material moving occupations
    12,309
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in production, transportation, and material moving occupations
    14.2%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older (Industries)
    86,499
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining industry
    417
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining industry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the construction industry
    4,259
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the construction industry
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the manufacturing industry
    7,085
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the manufacturing industry
    8.2%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in wholesale trade
    2,181
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in wholesale trade
    2.5%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in retail trade
    8,870
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in retail trade
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in transportation and warehousing, and utilities
    4,607
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in transportation and warehousing, and utilities
    5.3%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in the information industry
    2,087
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in the information industry
    2.4%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
    6,160
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
    7.1%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
    8,745
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
    10.1%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in educational services, and health care and social assistance
    23,274
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in educational services, and health care and social assistance
    26.9%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services
    10,105
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services
    11.7%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in other services, except public administration
    5,070
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in other services, except public administration
    5.9%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in public administration
    3,639
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in public administration
    4.2%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older (by class of worker)
    86,499
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older which are private wage and salary workers
    68,834
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older which are private wage and salary workers
    79.6%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older which are government workers
    13,488
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older which are government workers
    15.6%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older which are self employed in own not incorporated business workers
    4,001
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older which are self employed in own not incorporated business workers
    4.6%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older which are unpaid family workers
    176
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older which are unpaid family workers
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation - dollars)
    88,817
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) under $10,000
    14,873
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) under $10,000
    16.7%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $10,000 to $14,999
    8,484
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $10,000 to $14,999
    9.6%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $15,000 to $24,999
    13,765
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $15,000 to $24,999
    15.5%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $25,000 to $34,999
    11,472
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $25,000 to $34,999
    12.9%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $35,000 to $49,999
    12,965
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $35,000 to $49,999
    14.6%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $50,000 to $74,999
    13,491
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $50,000 to $74,999
    15.2%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $75,000 to $99,999
    6,284
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $75,000 to $99,999
    7.1%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $100,000 to $149,999
    4,830
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $100,000 to $149,999
    5.4%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $150,000 to $199,999
    1,369
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $150,000 to $199,999
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $200,000 or more
    1,284
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $200,000 or more
    1.4%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median household income (dollars)
    31,217
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Mean household income (dollars)
    44,447
  • American Community Survey with earnings, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    63,086
  • Percentage earnings, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    71.0%
  • American Community Survey earnings, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Mean earnings (dollars)
    47,139
  • American Community Survey with Social Security, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    27,323
  • Percentage with Social Security, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    30.8%
  • American Community Survey with Social Security, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Mean Social Security income (dollars)
    14,725
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with retirement income
    13,699
  • Percentage of income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with retirement income
    15.4%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with retirement income, mean retirement income (dollars)
    19,143
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Supplemental Security Income
    9,114
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Supplemental Security Income
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Supplemental Security Income, mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
    8,611
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with cash public assistance income
    2,615
  • Percentage of income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with cash public assistance income
    2.9%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with cash public assistance income, mean cash public assistance income (dollars)
    1,914
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in the past 12 months
    22,339
  • Percentage of income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in the past 12 months
    25.2%
  • American Community Survey families, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    47,952
  • American Community Survey families, under $10,000, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    6,136
  • American Community Survey families, under $10,000, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    12.8%
  • American Community Survey families, $10,000 to $14,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    3,503
  • Percentage of families, $10,000 to $14,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    7.3%
  • American Community Survey families, $15,000 to $24,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    6,881
  • Percentage of families, $15,000 to $24,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    14.3%
  • American Community Survey families, $25,000 to $34,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    6,320
  • Percentage of families, $25,000 to $34,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    13.2%
  • American Community Survey families, $35,000 to $49,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    7,171
  • Percentage of families, $35,000 to $49,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    15.0%
  • American Community Survey families, $50,000 to $74,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    8,131
  • Percentage of families, $50,000 to $74,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    17.0%
  • American Community Survey families, $75,000 to $99,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    4,311
  • Percentage of families, $75,000 to $99,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    9.0%
  • American Community Survey families, $100,000 to $149,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    3,602
  • Percentage families, $100,000 to $149,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    7.5%
  • American Community Survey families, $150,000 to $199,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    980
  • Percentage of families, $150,000 to $199,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey families, $200,000 or more, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    917
  • Percentage of families, $200,000 or more, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey median family income, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) (dollars)
    37,014
  • American Community Survey mean family income, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) (dollars)
    51,429
  • American Community Survey per capita income , income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) (dollars)
    19,640
  • American Community Survey non family households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) (dollars)
    40,865
  • American Community Survey non family households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median non family income (dollars)
    23,576
  • American Community Survey non family households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Mean non family income (dollars)
    35,289
  • American Community Survey households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median earnings for workers (dollars)
    22,697
  • American Community Survey households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median earnings for full time employed year-round workers men (dollars)
    35,838
  • American Community Survey households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median earnings for full time employed year-round workers women (dollars)
    32,160
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons (Health Insurance)
    208,365
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons which have health insurance coverage
    172,735
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons which have health insurance coverage
    82.9%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons which have private health insurance coverage
    108,518
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons which have private health insurance coverage
    52.1%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons which have public health insurance coverage
    85,535
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons which have public health insurance coverage
    41.1%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons without health insurance coverage
    35,630
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons without health insurance coverage
    17.1%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons under 18 years (Health Insurance)
    44,295
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons under 18 years without health insurance coverage
    2,755
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons under 18 years without health insurance coverage
    6.2%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons 18 to 64 years of age
    137,948
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age
    96,690
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age
    82,380
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health insurance coverage
    65,831
  • Percentage of non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health insurance coverage
    79.9%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have private health insurance coverage
    61,581
  • Percentage of non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have private health insurance coverage
    74.8%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have public health insurance coverage
    6,452
  • Percentage of non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have public health insurance coverage
    7.8%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    16,549
  • Percentage of non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    20.1%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    14,310
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with health insurance coverage
    6,751
  • Percentage of non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with health insurance coverage
    47.2%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with private health insurance coverage
    3,477
  • Percentage of non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with private health insurance coverage
    24.3%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with public health insurance coverage
    3,568
  • Percentage of non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with public health insurance coverage
    24.9%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    7,559
  • Percentage of non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    52.8%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age (Health Insurance)
    41,258
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health insurance coverage
    32,535
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health insurance coverage
    78.9%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have private health insurance coverage
    15,584
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have private health insurance coverage
    37.8%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have public health insurance coverage
    20,898
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health public insurance coverage
    50.7%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    8,723
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    21.1%
  • Percentage of all families with income below poverty level in the past year
    26.7%
  • Percentage of all families with related children with income below poverty level in the past year
    42.2%
  • Percentage of all families with related children under 18 years (under five years only) with income below poverty level in the past year
    40.5%
  • Percentage of married couple families with income below poverty level in the past year
    9.7%
  • Percentage of married couple families with related children under 18 years of age, with income below poverty level in the past year
    16.8%
  • Percentage of married couple families with related children under 18 years of age (related children under 5 years only), with income below poverty level in the past year
    15.1%
  • Percentage of families with women householder without husband, with income below poverty level in the past year
    44.1%
  • Percentage of families with women householder without husband, with related children under 18 years, with income below poverty level in the past year
    55.6%
  • Percentage of families with women householder without husband, with related children under 18 years (related children under 5 years only), with income below poverty level in the past year
    55.4%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (All persons)
    31.0%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (Under 18 years of age)
    49.2%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (Under 18 years of age) Related children
    49.0%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (Under 18 years of age) Related children under 18 years of age (Related children under 5 years of age)
    51.5%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (Under 18 years of age) Related children under 18 years of age (Related children 5 to 17 years)
    47.7%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (18 years of age and older)
    26.0%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (18 to 64 years of age and older)
    27.7%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (65 years of age and older)
    17.4%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (65 years of age and older, people in families)
    29.2%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (65 years of age and older, not related individuals 15 years of age and above)
    35.8%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.