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Birmingham
Jefferson County, Alabama

ZipCodes
35203, 35204, 35205, 35206, 35207, 35208, 35211, 35212, 35214, 35217, 35218, 35221, 35222, 35224, 35233, 35234

Motto
"The Magic City"



Page Contents for Birmingham, Alabama

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Birmingham is approximately 242,820 2004, 212237 2010.
The approximate number of families is 117,691 1990, 89382 2010.
The amount of land area in Birmingham is 384.599 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Birmingham is 151 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.188 sq kilometers.
The distance from Birmingham to Washington DC is 680 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
Birmingham is positioned 33.52 degrees north of the equator and 86.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Birmingham elevation is a range of between 538 and 1,200 feet. Average 620 feet above sea level.
Birmingham average annual rainfall is 61.8 inches per year
Birmingham average annual snowfall is 2.1 inches per year.
Birmingham average temperature is 61.8 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 51.0 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 65 degrees F.

Location

in central Alabama
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Weather


moderate. For weather information in Birmingham, please call: 205 945-7000
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History & History Related Items

Birmingham was first known as Elyton and was just a small settlement of farming families. Due to its lack of facilities and businesses, no real damage was done here during the Civil War while other nearby areas were devastated. Named for the industrial city of the same name in England, Birmingham was founded in 1871 where two railroads crossed. Due to its location as a industrial center, it grew rapidly and became a magnet for iron and steel production. The Magic City nickname came about because of the quick growth in the beginning. Some said it happened like magic and the nickname stuck. Though the city experienced hard times during the Great Depression of the 1930ís, it rapidly came back during and after World War II. As time went by, more of the economy was shifted from the iron and steel mills to that of manufacturing and service oriented industries.

A great history page
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The founding of Birmingham

1871

The incorporation of Birmingham

December 19, 1871


Attractions

Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The Birmingham Barons Baseball Club

The Birmingham Bulls Hockey Club

The Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Eighth Ave. North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-254-2565
Fax: 205-254-2714 or 2710
This is the largest museum in the southeast region with over 21,000 works of art from all time periods. Special exhibits, ongoing programs and permanent displays for all ages are available at the museum.

Birmingham Zoo

NOTED NOTABLES
Hank Williams
The great country music singer, HANK WILLIAMS, is buried in Montgomery.
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Birmingham City Government

Birmingham Official City Page


Birmingham City Hall
710 20th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203-2216
Phone: 205-254-2000


Chalkville Community Center
Old Springville Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
Phone: 205-853-9070



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Jefferson County
2100 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35209-1848
Phone: 205-325-5207


Jefferson County Courthouse
716 North 21ST Street
Birmingham, AL 35263
Phone: 205 325-5426
FAX: 205 325-1437

Birmingham Chamber

Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce
505 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-324-2100
Fax: 205-324-2314

Chamber Of Commerce
3659 Lorna Rd #165
Birmingham, AL 35216
Phone: 205-988-5672

Jefferson Metro Chamber of Commerce
1713 4th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-323-1887
Fax: 205-252-6184

Birmingham Organizations

Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce
505 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-324-2100
Fax: 205-324-2314

Chamber Of Commerce
3659 Lorna Rd #165
Birmingham, AL 35216
Phone: 205-988-5672

Jefferson Metro Chamber of Commerce
1713 4th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-323-1887
Fax: 205-252-6184

Birmingham Libraries

Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Pl
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-226-3610

Birmingham Schools

Birmingham City School District
2015 Park Pl
Birmingham, AL 35203-2705
Phone: 205-583-4600


Chalkville Elementary School
940 Chalkville School Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215-4038
Phone: 205-854-1450



HIGHER EDUCATION


University of St. Francis
500 Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL
Phone: 800-735-7500
We have an onsite program at two hospitals in Birmingham. See the website above for details


Stamford University
A private Southern Baptist institution located in Birmingham, Alabama which grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Birmingham

Miscellany

The population of Birmingham was:
1990 - 265,968
2004 - 242,820 estimate

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