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ZIP Code 35217

Primary City:Birmingham, AL (View All Cities)
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (9:40am)
Area code: 205 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.62, -86.76
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35217

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 35217. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 35217. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 35217, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Birmingham, AL
Unacceptable:
Tarrant

Stats and Demographics for the 35217 ZIP Code

ZIP code 35217 is located in north Alabama and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 35217 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 35217 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 13,729
Population Density 760 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,263
Median Home Value $82,500
Land Area 18.08 sq mi
Water Area 0.06 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,234
Median Household Income $27,013

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5104704585194723903983293154644984533322581911138665
Female497453501529426500439406434524557494455340278215187173
Total1,0079239591,0488988908377357499881,055947787598469328273238

Gender

 Male 6,321 46%
 Female 7,408 54%
Gender

Race

 White 4,480 32.6%
 Black Or African American 8,367 60.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 69 0.5%
 Asian 40 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 48 0.3%
 Other Race 559 4.1%
 Two Or More Races 166 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner34215375686732538332112
Renter1335194324553302059541
Total1677348071,1411,062743427153

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,670 32%
 Single Guardian 1,786 34%
 Singles 1,562 30%
 Singles With Roommate 216 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,465 66%
 Households with Kids 1,769 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male931041011039786901019694919291909711110511096111
Female93131888288748496111100881021159610710111890113108
Total186235189185185160174197207194179194206186204212223200209219

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 35217 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 35217 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1970s. Looking at 35217 real estate data, the median home value of $82,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 35217 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 35217 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 35217 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,595 99.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 127 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 7 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,962 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,062 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,210 35%
 Households Vacant 1,029 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 320 31%
 Rented & Unoccupied 40 4%
 For Sale Only 172 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 19 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 469 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 40 2%
 1 Bedroom 476 21%
 2 Bedroom 740 32%
 3+ Bedroom 1,055 46%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $27,013 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 35217 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 35217 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 35217 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,053 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,282 22%
 No Earnings 5,168 49%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,053 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,282 22%
 No Earnings 5,168 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,247 94.4%
 Public transportation 80 1.8%
 Taxicab 9 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 134 3.0%
 Worked at Home 31 0.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 818 22.0%
 High School Graduate 2,287 61.4%
 Associate's degree 144 3.9%
 Bachelor's degree 353 9.5%
 Master's degree 86 2.3%
 Professional school degree 9 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 29 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,275 85.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 111 4.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 274 10.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 35217

ZIP Code 35217 is in the Birmingham City School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35217.

Inglenook School
4120 Inglenook St
Birmingham, AL 35217
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Birmingham City School District
Jefferson County Counseling Learning Center
50 Long St
Birmingham, AL 35217
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Jefferson County School District
William E Burkett Multi-Handicapped Center
50 Long St
Birmingham, AL 35217
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Jefferson County School District
Tarrant Alternative School
1318 Alabama St
Tarrant, AL 35217
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Tarrant City School District
Tarrant Elementary School
1269 Portland St
Tarrant, AL 35217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tarrant City School District
Tarrant Intermediate School
1 Wildcat Dr
Tarrant, AL 35217
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tarrant City School District
City Elementary
4308 42nd St North
Birmingham, AL 35217
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Birmingham City School District
City High School
4308 42nd St
Birmingham, AL 35217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Birmingham City School District
Fultondale High School
1450 Carson Rd North
Birmingham, AL 35217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Jefferson County School District
Tarrant High School
830 Jefferson Blvd
Tarrant, AL 35217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tarrant City School District
Tarrant Middle School
1 Wildcat Dr
Tarrant, AL 35217
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Tarrant City School District
Tarrant Ed Center
1318 Alabama St
Tarrant, AL 35217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tarrant City School District

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