35242 Zip Code

Below you will find a comprehensive overview of the statistics and characteristics of the 35242 zip code. These include population demographics, economic characteristics, education data, occupation information, housing characteristics, and more.

Key Information:
StateAlabama
CityBirmingham
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Geo Location33.42521, -86.67144
Population57077
Size137.014 square miles
Median Family Income$139852.00
Median Home Value$380400.00

Population & Demographics

The following information lists the population statistics and breakdown for the 35242 zip code. The total population is 57077, of which, 27340 are male and 29737 are female. With a total area of 137.014 square miles, the population density is 411.2 people per square mile. The median age of the population is 42.3 years old. Below you’ll find additional information on the population and demographics of this zip code, including age distribution, race distribution, language spoken, and more.

YearPopulation
201148321
201249551
201350052
201451331
201552466
201651902
201753153
201855122
201956340
202056713
202157077

Age BracketNumber of PeoplePercentage of Population
Under 5 years old 25814.5%
Age 5-932485.7%
Age 10-1433986%
Age 15-1937066.5%
Age 20-2437426.6
Age 25-2932275.7%
Age 30-3429975.3%
Age 35-3943237.6%
Age 40-443280 5.7%
Age 45-4936976.5%
Age 50-5442837.5%
Age 55-5941107.2%
Age 60-6441467.3%
Age 65-6937556.6%
Age 70-7426274.6%
Age 75-7915992.8%
Age 80-8414812.6%
Age 85 and over8771.5%


Languages Spoken (of those 5 years of age and older) :
  • Speaks Language other than English: 6.7 %
  • Speaks Spanish: 2.9 %
  • Speaks Other Indo-European Language: 1.2 %
  • Speaks Pacific Island Languages: 2.2 %
  • Speak Other Languages: 0.4 %
Marital Status: 
  • Currently Married: 61.2 %
  • Divorced: 8.4 %
  • Separated (not divorced): 1.1 %
  • Never Married: 24.8 %

Income & Economic Characteristics

The median inflation-adjusted family income in the 35242 zip code is $139852. This is 0.5494 greater than the national average. This income places 5.2% of the population below the poverty line. The average retirement income for individuals in this zip code (for those that have it) is $42396. Below you can find additional economic characteristics, including income bracket distribution, median income over time, retirement statistics, and more.

Annual Income Bracket ($)Number of Families in Bracket
Less than $10,000.00164
$10,000.00 – $14,999.0091
$15,000.00 – $24,999.00286
$25,000.00 – $34,999.00336
$35,000.00 – $49,999.00791
$50,000.00 – $74,999.001763
$75,000.00 – $99,999.001826
$100,000.00 – $149,999.003729
$150,000.00 – $199,999,002639
$200,000.00 +4731

YearMedian Family Income ($ USD)
2011119004
2012120595
2013112125
2014113119
2015112658
2016112910
2017118750
2018122405
2019125609
2020128711
2021139852

Income Source# of Households
Wage or Salary18278
Self Employment2781
Social Security6707
Dividends, Interest, or Rental6652
Retirement5537
Other2261

Total Insured & Uninsured Individuals: 
  • Families Insure: 54980
  • Families Uninsured: 1932
Total Individuals with and w/o retirement income:   
  • Yes retirement income: 5537
  • No retirement income: 17592

Education

In the 35242 zip code, 96.8% of individuals over 25 years old have a high school degree or higher, and 64.6% have a bachelors degree or higher. Additionally, 26.7% of individuals 3 years and older are in private school, and 73.3% are in public school. The data below outline the education level breakdown, degree field breakdown, and more.




Occupation and Work Characteristics

In the 35242 zip, there are an estimated 31288 people in the labor force, of which, 30531 are employed, and 685 are unemployed. There are a total of 72 people in the armed forces. The average commute time for this zip code is 25.4 minutes. Of the total people that work, 3562 worked from home and 30151 commuted. The average number of hours worked is 39.2. Below you’ll find additional information on occupation distribution, industry breakdown, commuting characteristics and workplace statistics.

Occupation# of Individual
Management, Business, Science, and Arts17444
Services3336
Sales and Office6910
Construction and Maintenance:1229
Transportation and Material Moving1612





Housing

The median home value for the 35242 zip code is 380400. There is an estimated  23129 number of occupied housing units, the median gross rent in is $1211 per month, and the average monthly housing costs are estimated to be $1411. Below you’ll find additional breakdowns of home values, rents, home build years, and more.

Home Value (USD)Number of Homes
Less than $50,000266
$50,000 – $99,000147
$100,000 – $149,999380
$150,000 – $199,999558
$200,000 – $299,9993424
$300,000 – $499,9997417
$500,000 – $999,9994167
$1,000,000+488

Home Year BuiltNumber of Homes
2020 or Later69
2010 – 20192416
2000 – 20096924
1980 – 199911664
1960 – 19791875
1940 – 1959112
1939 or earlier69

The median number of rooms in all housing units is 7.1 rooms.
Monthly Rent ($ USD)Number of Units
Less than $500
$500 – $999939
$1,000 – $1,4993914
$1,500 – $1,9991059
$2,000 – $2,499113
$2,499 – $2,9995
$3,000 + 65

Monthly Housing Costs ($)Number of Households
Less than 300412
300-4991133
500-7992862
800-9991799
1000-14996250
1500-19994045
2000-24992710
2500-29991450
3000+2281

Monthly Housing Cost as a % of Monthly IncomeNumber of Households
Less than 20%6649
20%-24.9%1584
25%-29.9%880
30%-34.9%709
35+%1533



# of VehiclesHouseholds
None528
16172
210381
3+6048
Home Heating Characteristics: 
  • Utility Gas: 57.8 %
  • Bottle Tank or LP Gas: 1.1 %
  • Electricity: 40.4 %
  • Oil or Kerosene etc: 0.1 %
  • Coal or Coke: 0 %
  • All Other: 0 %

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All information sourced from official government sources including Census.gov, the IRS, and the Department of Education.