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ZIP Code 35243

Post Office City:Birmingham, AL (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Birmingham
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (9:33am)
Area code: 205 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.44, -86.74
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35243

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 35243. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 35243 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred 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 northern 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


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5523466989
5-9476486962
10-14474459933
15-19443402845
20-244937461,239
25-298269341,760
30-346236101,233
35-395495381,087
40-44470526996
45-495125431,055
50-545846531,237
55-596066811,287
60-645526301,182
65-69330402732
70-74213275488
75-79186303489
80-84174244418
85 Plus143253396

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


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2443456499
25-345251,1651,690
35-447654191,184
45-549983171,315
55-641,2232491,472
65-74662116778
75-84507129636
85 Plus180133313

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


MaleFemaleTotal
111277189
29690186
312595220
494109203
5119106225
611384197
773109182
88685171
985102187
109689185
118988177
129186177
1310099199
149897195
159094184
1610997206
1710597202
188976165
19503888
205157108

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.

For more information, see Vestavia Hills, AL incomes.

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 326 3%
 High School Graduate 3,045 26%
 Associate's degree 569 5%
 Bachelor's degree 4,917 41%
 Master's degree 1,774 15%
 Professional school degree 1,036 9%
 Doctorate degree 260 2%
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 following school districts: Hoover City School District, Jefferson County School District, Vestavia Hills City School District, and Private. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35243.

Rocky Ridge Elementary School
2876 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
Hoover, AL 35243
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hoover City School District
Gresham Elementary School
2650 Gresham Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jefferson County School District
Cahaba Heights Comm School
4401 Dolly Ridge Road
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Vestavia Hills City School District
Briarwood Christian School
2204 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL 35243
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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