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Overview

Introduction to Birmingham, Michigan

Birmingham, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 5 miles SW of Troy, Michigan and 17 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan.The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Birmingham has a population of 19,291.

Birmingham History

The city of Birmingham was originally a part of the 1807 Treaty of Detroit, through which Native American tribes ceded the land that currently makes up Southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio to the United States government. The area was first settled by Europeans in 1819. It was incorporated as a village in the year 1864. In 1933, Birmingham was reincorporated as a city. It was named after Birmingham, England.

Birmingham and nearby Attractions

  • Artspace II
  • Hunter House Museum
  • Troy Museum & Historic Village
  • Ferndale Historical Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Dodge 4 State Park

Things To Do In Birmingham

Birmingham offers a number of parks that come with several amenities such as sledding hills, baseball diamonds, golf courses, nature trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. You can also enjoy summer music concerts, village fairs and art shows at the Shain Park. In addition, Birmingham includes several art galleries and museums such as Robert Kidd Gallery, Cowboy Trader Gallery, David Klein Gallery, Artspace II and the Hunter House Museum.

Birmingham Transportation

Air transportation is available from Oakland County International Airport.

Birmingham Higher Education

Birmingham Bible Institute, Oakland Community College - Bloomfield Hills Campus, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, Schoolcraft College, Lawrence Technological University and Oakland University provide higher educational facilities to the residents of Birmingham.

People

Total Population 20,489
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,614
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 58.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 77.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $141,123
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,270
Median House Value $410,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 1%
English 13.2%
Irish 16.4%

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

Birmingham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Troy, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48009
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48012
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.546
Longitude -83.211

Birmingham 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 PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bham (48009, 48012)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berkley 15,178 $89,815
Beverly Hills 10,403 $129,683
Bingham Farms 1,158 $134,000
Bloomfield Hills 3,956 $232,813
Clawson 11,988 $77,143
Lathrup Village 4,137 $113,996

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

Birmingham Public Libraries

Library
Baldwin Public Library
300 WEST MERRILL STREET
Birmingham, Michigan
(248) 647-7339
Library Web Site

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Birmingham High Schools

ERNEST W. SEAHOLM HIGH SCHOOL
2436 W. LINCOLN ROAD
248-203-3702
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 44.2

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