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Overview

Introduction to Mountain Brook, Alabama

Mountain Brook, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles SE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 137 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Birmingham metropolitan area.

Mountain Brook History

Mountain Brook was developed in 1929 by a local developer called Robert Jemison. The city was incorporated on May 24, 1942. Warren H. Manning, the Boston - based landscape architect, called for the estate - sized lots. The bridle paths and the nature preserves helped to create a recreational network within the area. The City of Mountain Brook is also referred to as "The Tiny Kingdom".

Mountain Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Oak Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Mountain Brook

The city of Mountain Brook hosts the Dawg Daze Art and Music Festival in the month of August. There are quite a few museums near Mountain Brook like the Birmingham Museum of Art and Southern Museum of Flight. Other places of interest are Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Zoo and Robert R. Meyer Planetarium.

Mountain Brook Transportation

Air transport is available from Birmingham International Airport.

Mountain Brook Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Samford University, Jefferson State Community College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and many other colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 20,518
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,918
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 71.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 84.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $153,220
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,065
Median House Value $545,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0%
English 22.5%
Irish 8.4%

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

Mountain Brook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 137 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35223
P.O. Box Zip Codes 35253
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.5
Longitude -86.752

Mountain Brook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance 4.6 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
Station PINSON
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station BESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance 15.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

English Village (35223)

Vestavia (35223)

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
Homewood 25,535 $82,267
Irondale 12,398 $55,888
Tarrant 6,278 $31,905
Vestavia Hills 34,116 $117,225

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

Mountain Brook Public Libraries

Library
Emmet O'neal Library
50 OAK STREET
Mountain Brook, Alabama
(205) 879-0459
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Mountain Brook High Schools

MOUNTAIN BROOK HIGH SCHOOL
3650 BETHUNE DR
205-414-3800
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 903 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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