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ZIP Code 35243

Primary City:Birmingham, AL (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Birmingham
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (8:14am)
Area code: 205 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.44, -86.74
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35243

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 35243. 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 35243. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 35243, 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
Acceptable:
Cahaba Heights, Cahaba Hts, Mountain Brk, Vestavia
Unacceptable:
Mtn Brook

Stats and Demographics for the 35243 ZIP Code

ZIP code 35243 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 35243 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 35243 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,328
Population Density 1,428 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,582
Median Home Value $338,000
Land Area 12.14 sq mi
Water Area 0.18 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,887
Median Household Income $68,700

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male523476474443493826623549470512584606552330213186174143
Female466486459402746934610538526543653681630402275303244253
Total9899629338451,2391,7601,2331,0879961,0551,2371,2871,182732488489418396

Gender

 Male 8,177 47%
 Female 9,151 53%
Gender

Race

 White 16,015 92.4%
 Black Or African American 562 3.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 45 0.3%
 Asian 394 2.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 119 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 188 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner435257659981,223662507180
Renter4561,165419317249116129133
Total4991,6901,1841,3151,472778636313

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,857 49%
 Single Guardian 681 9%
 Singles 2,745 35%
 Singles With Roommate 604 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,987 76%
 Households with Kids 1,900 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male11296125941191137386859689911009890109105895051
Female77909510910684109851028988869997949797763857
Total18918622020322519718217118718517717719919518420620216588108

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 35243 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 35243 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 35243 real estate data, the median home value of $338,000 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 35243 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 35243 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 35243 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,325 100.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 3 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,418 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,485 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,984 35%
 Households Vacant 695 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 354 50.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 30 4.3%
 For Sale Only 103 14.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 14 2.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 118 17.0%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 74 10.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 51 2%
 1 Bedroom 792 27%
 2 Bedroom 1,579 54%
 3+ Bedroom 508 17%
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 $68,700 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 35243 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 35243 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 6,579 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,392 24%
 No Earnings 3,902 28%
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 6,579 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,392 24%
 No Earnings 3,902 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,474 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 122 1%
 Worked at Home 565 6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 35243 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 173 3%
 High School Graduate 1,109 19%
 Associate's degree 99 2%
 Bachelor's degree 2,731 47%
 Master's degree 770 13%
 Professional school degree 698 12%
 Doctorate degree 185 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,027 71%
 Enrolled in Private School 626 22%
 Not Enrolled in School 214 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 35243

ZIP Code 35243 is in the Jefferson County School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35243.

Gresham Middle School
2650 Gresham Dr
Birmingham, AL 35243
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Jefferson County School District
Rocky Ridge Elementary School
2876 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
Hoover, AL 35243
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hoover City School District
Gresham Elementary School
2680 Gresham Dr
Birmingham, AL 35243
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jefferson County School District
Cahaba Heights Comm School
4401 Dolly Ridge Rd
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Vestavia Hills City School District

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