Birmingham, Alabama - Facts & Figures
In 1881, Birmingham's tremendous growth earned the city the nickname "The Magic City" and "The Pittsburg of the South." The city is nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at the cross-section of two major railroads and was once the primary industrial center of the southern United States. Birmingham has one of the most extensive networks of highways and roadways in the Southeast. The city boasts 99 historic neighborhoods, yet has the tenth highest crime rate in the country.
- Population: 212237
- Industries: Construction, Accommodation and Food Services, Healthcare, Education, Metal and Metal Products, Waste Management, Public Administration
- Local Area Code: 205
- Zip Codes: 35201, 35202, 35203, 35204, 35205, 35206
- Surrounding Cities: Center Point, Homewood, Tarrant, Vestavia Hills