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ZIP Code 35203

Primary City:Birmingham, AL (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Central City|Northside
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (12:48pm)
Area code: 205 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.52, -86.81
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35203

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 35203. 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 35203. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 35203, 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 35203 ZIP Code

ZIP code 35203 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 35203 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 35203 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,798
Population Density 1,880 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,822
Median Home Value $232,000
Land Area 2.02 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,517
Median Household Income $18,894

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 40


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 59847145
5-97638114
10-14354176
15-1910550155
20-24292137429
25-29303156459
30-34263133396
35-3919478272
40-4422983312
45-49182103285
50-54222110332
55-59164117281
60-6412374197
65-695558113
70-74384179
75-79284068
80-84133144
85 Plus43741

Gender

 Male 2,424 64%
 Female 1,374 36%
Gender

Race

 White 1,176 31.0%
 Black Or African American 2,514 66.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 18 0.5%
 Asian 16 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 29 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 45 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24996105
25-3463279342
35-4438165203
45-5436214250
55-6446261307
65-7417150167
75-84995104
85 Plus43539

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 131 9%
 Single Guardian 242 16%
 Singles 1,006 66%
 Singles With Roommate 138 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,322 87%
 Households with Kids 195 13%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
120929
227633
317926
4151126
523730
6171229
712921
816622
98412
105611
1131013
12161127
136713
145712
159615
16181129
1717724
18251742
1936945
20331952

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 35203 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 35203 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 2000s. Looking at 35203 real estate data, the median home value of $232,000 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 35203. Rentals in 35203 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $200-$299/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 35203 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,298 61%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 905 24%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 595 16%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 186 10%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 36 2%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,295 71%
 Households Vacant 305 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 186 61%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 1%
 For Sale Only 91 30%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 15 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 10 3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 69 5%
 1 Bedroom 732 58%
 2 Bedroom 423 33%
 3+ Bedroom 43 3%
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 $18,894 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 35203 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. The commute in 35203 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 771 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 951 29%
 No Earnings 1,585 48%
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 771 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 951 29%
 No Earnings 1,585 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 813 83%
 Public transportation 30 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 10 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 78 8%
 Worked at Home 53 5%
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. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 477 28%
 High School Graduate 786 47%
 Associate's degree 61 4%
 Bachelor's degree 224 13%
 Master's degree 51 3%
 Professional school degree 67 4%
 Doctorate degree 20 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 218 95%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 12 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 35203

ZIP Code 35203 is in the Birmingham City School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35203.

Phillips Academy
2316 7th Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Birmingham City School District
Alabama School of Fine Arts
1800 8th Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Alabama School of Fine Arts School District
Advent Episcopal Day School
2019 6th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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