Introduction to Homewood, Alabama

Homewood, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles S of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 140 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Birmingham metropolitan area. Homewood contains a population of approximately 25,043.

Homewood History

Homewood is a suburb of Birmingham. The city was officially incorporated in 1927. In 1929, it annexed the town of Hollywood, which was incorporated on January 14, 1927. The city's neighborhood is mostly made up of Spanish Mission style and Tudor style houses. In fact, most of these houses were constructed between 1926 and 1929. Hollywood Historic District was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

Homewood and nearby Attractions

  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • Oak Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Homewood

Homewood provides easy access to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Southern Museum of Flight, Tannehill Historical State Park, and Robert R. Meyer Planetarium. Some of the local parts are the West Homewood Park, Overton Park, Patriot Park, Woodland Park, and Homewood Park. Visitors can enjoy shopping at Village on Green Springs Shopping Center, Brookwood Village Shopping Center, Red Mountain Plaza Shopping Center, West Valley Plaza Shopping Center, and Gilcrest Shopping Center.

Homewood Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from Birmingham International Airport.

Homewood Higher Education

Birmingham Southern College, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Lawson State Community College, and Southeastern Bible College are nearby.


Total Population 25,535
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 13,441
Age of the Population 29


% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.8%
Median Earnings25+ $42,029
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,221
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,557


Median Family Income $82,267
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $929
Median House Value $285,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.8%
US/American 0%
English 13.5%
Irish 12.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Homewood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35209
P.O. Box Zip Codes 35219, 35259
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.471
Longitude -86.8

Homewood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 78 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Homewood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Homewd (35219)

Vestavia (35209)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Birmingham 212,211 $37,257
Fairfield 10,987 $43,125
Hoover 83,547 $100,548
Midfield 5,284 $46,290
Mountain Brook 20,518 $153,220
Vestavia Hills 34,116 $117,225

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Homewood Public Libraries

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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