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ZIP Code 35221

Primary City:Birmingham, AL (View All Cities)
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (3:46pm)
Area code: 205 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.45, -86.90
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35221

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 35221. 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 35221. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 35221, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 35221 ZIP Code

ZIP code 35221 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 35221 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors 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 35221 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,834
Population Density 1,324 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,476
Median Home Value $59,700
Land Area 3.65 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,037
Median Household Income $25,150

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male10714114916511212811212313214918719114611159683843
Female12213312916912113516313513417823422319915813511110787
Total229274278334233263275258266327421414345269194179145130

Gender

 Male 2,161 45%
 Female 2,673 55%
Gender

Race

 White 101 2.1%
 Black Or African American 4,680 96.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 1 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 13 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 34 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner126911722334927921586
Renter31129144172109563610
Total4319826139545833525196

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 448 22%
 Single Guardian 805 40%
 Singles 716 35%
 Singles With Roommate 68 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,489 73%
 Households with Kids 548 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1624221920282633343624291842322740333330
Female2229232331271719393123261534283639353126
Total3853454251554352736747553376606379686456

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 35221 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 35221 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1950s. Looking at 35221 real estate data, the median home value of $59,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 35221 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 35221 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 35221 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,776 99%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 58 1%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 716 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 634 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 687 28%
 Households Vacant 439 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 104 23.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.7%
 For Sale Only 41 9.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 1.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 4 0.9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 280 63.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 19 3%
 2 Bedroom 237 39%
 3+ Bedroom 358 58%
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 $25,150 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 35221 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, 35221 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 35221 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,085 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 754 19%
 No Earnings 2,125 54%
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 1,085 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 754 19%
 No Earnings 2,125 54%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,502 95.2%
 Public transportation 42 2.7%
 Taxicab 8 0.5%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 7 0.4%
 Worked at Home 19 1.2%
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 348 24%
 High School Graduate 837 59%
 Associate's degree 102 7%
 Bachelor's degree 116 8%
 Master's degree 18 1%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 828 77.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 160 15.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 80 7.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 35221

ZIP Code 35221 is in the Birmingham City School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35221.

Wenonah Elementary School
3008 Wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Birmingham City School District
Wenonah High School
2800wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Birmingham City School District

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